Photos of Arkhangai Province, Mongolia

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Arkhangai Province

The Arkhangai (= Northern Khangai) province is located just west of the centre of the country, on the northern slopes of the Khangai Mountains that rise to a height of 3,300 metres. It is a very scenic place with mountains, forests and steppe and covers 55,313.82 km², with about 90,000 inhabitants.

Houses and gers, Tsetserleg
 
Wrestler's statue
 
Museum of Arkhangai
 
Temple roof
 
Buyandelgerüülekh Khiid
 
Up to Galdan Zuu
 
View from Galdan Zuu
 
View to Tsetserleg
 
Temple roof
 
Aimag museum
 
Museum entrance
 
Monument in Tsetserleg
 
Ger camp, Arkhangai
 
Chuluut Gorge
 
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur
 
Horses at the lake
 
Sol's ger camp
 
Milking the cows
 
Boy and his horse
 
Riding a foal
 
Yaks, Tsagaan Nuur
 
Gers on the lake
 
Suman Gol
 
Goats, Suman Gol
 
Monastery, Tariat
 
Monument, Tariat
 
Khorgo Uul
 
Crater of Khorgo Uul
 
Vew from Khorgo Uul
 
Milking a mare
 
Milking a mare
 
Hotel, Tariat
 
Buyandelgerüülekh Khiid
 
Street in Tsetserleg
 
Shops, Tsetserleg
 
Breakdown repairs
 

Arkhangai's capital is Tsetserleg, that grew around its Buddhist temple complex of Zayain Gegenii Süm,was first built in 1586 and expanded in 1679 when it had five temples and up to 1000 monks. It wasn't destroyed during the Stalinist purges in the 1930s, because it already had been converted to a museum and is a marvellous sight.

The natural highlight of Arkhangai aimag is Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, with its freshwater lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the Great White Lake, at 2,060 metres above sea level, thus called because for a good part of the year it is covered in ice. There are places to camp and a local family has gers where travellers can stay and eat with the family.

Near the village of Tariat is the Khorgoo Uul volcano, that can be easily climbed, for the view into the crater and panoramas of the surroundings. Tariat also has a guest house and even a hotel. About 50 kilometres from Tariat is the impressive Chuluut river gorge.