Mongolia is a country in East Asia whose capital is Ulaanbaatar. Although not as well-known as other East Asian countries such as China, South Korea, or Japan.
However, when it comes to tourist attractions in Mongolia, of course, they are no less beautiful than other East Asian countries, especially natural tourism, because they are still beautiful and very beautiful.
If you want to visit there, here we will provide recommendations for tourist attractions in Mongolia that you must visit.
- Gorkhi Terelj . National Park
The first tourist spot in Mongolia that you must visit is the very famous Gorkhi Terelj National Park which is connected to Ulaanbaatar via a paved road 37 km from the city center.
This national park has very beautiful rock formations and is ideal for rock climbing lovers and is indeed very famous for its Turtle Rock and Old Man Reading a Book.
A small part of the park, which is located in the south, has also been developed to pamper tourists where you can visit souvenir shops, rent camels and horses, restaurants, and other tourist outlets that are not inferior to romantic tourist locations in Southeast Asia.
- Tsenkher Hot Spa
Tsenkher Hot Spa is south of the city of Tsetserleg in Arkhangai province with one of its main attractions being its natural hot springs. The water here has a relatively high mineral content such as sodium, calcium, sulfur, and many more.
Because it has a very high medicinal value, this spring is used as a very popular tourist destination not only by local people but also for tourists, making it suitable as a year-end holiday destination in Asia.
The water at Tsenkher Hot Spa has so many health benefits such as treating joint pain, being good for the nervous system, and treating various other ailments.
Some people think that this spring is very good for curing heartburn and diabetes, plus this area is filled with various medicinal plants.
- Khangai Nuruu National Park
Khangai Nuruu National Park has a land area in the depths of the Orkhon Valley and is one of the largest in the world. Here, you can see a very beautiful stretch of meadow coupled with rivers, waterfalls, and cold water pools which of course offer very beautiful views.
In Khangai Nuruu National Park, you can also stroll while riding horses with nomads and sleep in traditional Yurt village houses accompanied by a bonfire near you.
- Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur . National Park
Another tourist destination that you should not miss when visiting Mongolia is the Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. This region dominates the wild territory of northwestern Mongolia consisting of beautiful expanses of protected areas as well as many stunning sights in the armory.
You can later climb to the 2,240-meter-high peak to reveal beautiful views of the volcano and the surrounding lake. Amazingly, on this lake there is a house where swamp deer and chitals roam among herding yurts made of stone, making it suitable as a photo spot as well as a Christmas holiday tour in Asia.
- Valley of Orkhon
Formerly, the Orkhon Valley was the home of the great Khan and became the center of power that caused the Mongol Horde war throughout Asia and Europe. Orkhon Valley is also a UNESCO World Heritage.
One of the main attractions that draw so many tourists here is to see the ruins of the legendary Karakorum, search for the fabled palace of Xanadu, look for frozen waterfalls, and find serenity in a local rural Buddhist monastery.
- Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is likened to a fortress against the combined states of China, Russia, and Kazakhstan. This National Park borders the snowy roads to Siberia and Xinjiang and has more than five sheer peaks at 4,000 meters above sea level or more.
Here, you can also see the edge of Dayan Nuur which looks very beautiful in summer and you even have the opportunity to see eagle hunters and also see ancient petroglyphs, and mysterious Turkish statues which are suitable as one of the honeymoon spots in Asia.
- Lake Khovsgol
Khovsgol Lake is a blue lake hidden between the peaks and rocky foothills of the Sayan Mountains, which is the second largest body of water in all of Mongolia.
Here, you can see a very beautiful stretch of grass coupled with rows of cypress trees which are a favorite spot for residents to relax during the summer.
Khovsgol Lake is also surrounded by a national park created to protect the waters here. Khovsgol Lake is said to have water that can be drunk directly and has existed since 2 million years ago.
- Gobi Desert
The Gobi Desert is the fifth-largest desert in the world and is located throughout China and Mongolia, especially southern Mongolia. This is a very stunning sight and also contrasts with most of the rest of Mongolia so it can certainly provide a pleasant experience when you visit this region.
- Tsagaan Suvarga
Tsagaan Suvarga if interpreted means a white stupa with a towering structure showing limestone from ancient times so that it can provide a very beautiful view.
Here, you can see the beautiful desert landscape that changes from white to yellow and pink before turning red, no less beautiful than the tourist attractions in Danyang.
This place that offers spectacular views is located 430 kilometers from the capital which you can visit by car in some of the best months of September and October. This tourist destination is perfect for those of you who like to visit places with hot temperatures because here the temperature is 30 to 40 degrees Celsius with dry air.
- Manzushir Monastery Mount Bogd Khan
This monastery is also the best tourist destination when you visit Mongolia, which is surrounded by Siberian larval forests against a backdrop of natural granite cliffs that have eroded into large cobblestone tors.
When you visit here, you will see some wildlife and also the natural beauty in the area. This place is usually used by locals who will visit on weekends to hike and recuperate on Mount Bogd Khan.
The distance of Manzushir Monastery is about 50 km from Ulaanbaatar which you can visit at any time of the year as one of the best photo spots. There are several main highlights of this place that you can see such as the Buddha statue, Mount Bogd Khan, Pagoda Buddhist temple, Ruins of Togchin Temple where you can also walk, bird-watch, take pictures or do trekking.
Thus our review this time is about several tourist attractions in Mongolia that can offer very interesting natural views and are difficult to find in capital cities such as Jakarta or other parts of Indonesia. Hopefully, it can add to your references about tourist destinations in East Asia, especially Mongolia.