Photos of Töv Province, Mongolia

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Töv Province

Töv ("Central") aimag surrounds the national capital Ulaanbaatar and is indeed in the centre of the country. It has an area of 74,042 km² and a population of almost 90,000. The provincial capital is Zuunmod, due south of Ulaanbaatar with the Bogd Khan mountain in between or 46 kilometres by road. That mountain is part of a nature reserve (Bogdkhan Uul Strictly Protected Area).

Naran-Elgen Zörlög
 
Railway station
 
Approaching Ulaanbaatar
 
Genghis Khan Statue
 
The Tuul river
 
View Summer Camp
 
View near camp
 
Near Ulaanbaatar
 
Turtle Rock
 
Horses for rent
 
Turtle Rock, Terelj
 
View, Terelj Park
 
Tourist ger camp
 
Path to Aryapala
 
Buddha carving
 
Path to Aryapala
 
View from Aryapala
 
Aryapala temple
 
In Aryapala temple
 
Prayer wheels, Aryapala
 
View  of Gorkhi-Terelj
 
Two horses
 
Kazakh yurt
 
View, Terelj Park
 
View near Nalaikh
 
Main square, Nalaikh
 
Davaajav statue, Nalaikh
 
Three buses
 
Small restaurant
 
Housing estate
 

About 55 kilometres to the north east of Ulaanbaatar is Gorkhi-Terelj National Park with great alpine scenery and rock formations, good hiking and horse riding opportunities. There are ger camps to stay and is popular in the summer. There is also the Aryapala Initiation and Meditation Centre, with its newly built temple and great views.

Nalaikh is a small town about 35 kilometers south west of Ulaanbaatar and used to have a coal mine; a small community of Kazakhs settled here to work in the mines. Nalaikh is actually part of the Ulaanbaatar municipality. And along the road not far to the east of Nalaikh is the 40-metre tall statue of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is covered in 250 tons of stainless steel, placed on top of a visitor centre, itself 10 metres tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was designed by sculptor D. Erdembileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.