Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. It is located in the south of the country, approximately 245 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar. Its capital is Mandalgovi. Continue reading... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
2. Gorkhi-Terelj National ParkUlaanbaatar Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of tourist camps . It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road . The road comes to the Gorkhiin Davaa pass. Most of the tourist camps and tourist attractions are before this pass. The road then ends at the settlement of Terelj, which features small shops and restaurants. The Terelj settlement is located in the valley of the Terelj River , approximately 66 km from the Ulaanbaatar city center. The national park tourist zone is formally in Nalaikh düüreg part of Ulaanbaatar municipality, the rest of the protected zone beginning to the north of the Terelj River, is located in Mongolia's Töv Province . A small southern portion of the park is developed for tourists, with restaurants... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
3. National History MuseumUlaanbaatar Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state. It is sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, although only 37 kilometres separates them. At 1,564,116 square kilometres , Mongolia is the 18th-largest and the most sparsely populated unitary sovereign state in the world, with a population of around 3 million people. It is also the world's second-largest landlocked country behind Kazakhstan and the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. The country contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north a... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. Genghis Khan Statue ComplexUlaanbaatar The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 131-foot tall statue of 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 symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, 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. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck, where they have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 ger , designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th centur... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
6. Genghis Khan SquareUlaanbaatar Genghis Khan , born Temüjin, c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Empire and being proclaimed Genghis Khan, he launched the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia. Campaigns initiated in his lifetime include those against the Qara Khitai, Caucasus, and Khwarazmian, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by large-scale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarazmian and Western Xia controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Before Genghis Kha... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
7. Ongi MonasterySaikhan Ovoo Ongi Monastery is the collective name for the ruins of two monasteries that face each other across the Ongi River in Saikhan-Ovoo district of Dundgovi Province, in south-central Mongolia. The Barlim Monastery is located on the north bank of the river while the Khutagt Monastery sits on the south bank. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples - among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. Founded in 1660, it was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and housed over 1000 monks at its height. The ruins are situated about 18 km south of the town of Saikhan Ovoo. Both complexes of Ongi Monastery were co... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
8. Choijin Lama Temple MuseumUlaanbaatar The Choijin Lama Temple is a Buddhist monastery in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The complex consists of six temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler the Eighth Bogd Jetsun Dampa Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle and 'Precious Wisdom and Clear Devotion' Khutugtu at the time. The complex was begun in 1904 and completed in 1908, in honor of the State Oracle Lama Lubsanhaidub /Losang Kedrup/, brother of the eighth Bogd Khan. The Choijin Lama Museum was originally a Buddhist temple complex, consisting of one main and five branch temples. It was active until 1937, when it was closed during the height of Communist repression against Buddhism and other religious traditions. In 1938 the complex was re-established as museum due to skillful efforts of ... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Dundgovi Province Videos
Travel Series ON AND OFF ROAD IN MONGOLIA, Ep. 2 (ENG & RUS subs)
Day 2: Water On The Rocks
Our first Ovoo and our first yurt camp. Small rocks. Monastery ruins. Holy water on the rocks. Evening pastime.
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One Song for Horses by ? (taken from archive.org) Overtone chants by Xij/Jack Oughton ( Wagon Wheel by Kevin MacLeod (licensed under Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod (licensed under Ethnic khöömii & song tracks from the sampler Bai Ulgen (taken from archive.org) The Praises for Guyashamaya by the Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery (taken from archive.org) Desert Castles by Little Glass Men (licensed under Sunday Morning by Jahzzar (edited, licensed under
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The Ovoo at the Center of Mongolia by Jerry Michalski (taken from flickr.org, licensed under Janraisig by François Philipp (taken from flickr.com, licensed under
Travel Series ON AND OFF ROAD IN MONGOLIA, Ep. 3 (ENG & RUS subs)
Day 3: White Stupa
Aimag, soum and bag. Semidesert. Our yurt camp for today. The trip to WHITE STUPA. Foucault pendulum. Peter & the Mongolian book.
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Step on by Jahzzar (edited, licensed under A piece of my live recording of Tumen Ekh ensemble Fanfare for Space by Kevin MacLeod (licensed under Ethnic khöömii & song tracks from the sampler Bai Ulgen (taken from archive.org)
Ger Camp near Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupas) Mongolia
Panoramic view at Tsagaan Suvarga - White Stupas (Mini Grand Canyon) in Mongolia