Northern

Mongolia

About Northern Mongolia

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Northern Mongolia Highlight of Mongolia’s northern provinces, an alpine region bordering the forests of Siberia, is the pristine Lake Khuvsgul, known as Mongolia’s “dark blue pearl.” Believed to be several million years old, Mongolia’s deepest freshwater lake is surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine taiga forest, and valleys and meadows rich with wildflowers.

KHUVSGUL LAKE

Mongolian the freshest watered lake is Khuvsgul. It is 136 kilometers long and 36 kilometers wide, 265 m deep and at 1.645 meters above sea level. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. Well known as the Blue pearl of Mongolia because of its crystal-clear water, 99 springs and rivers flow into the lake and just one river flows out of the Khuvsgul which is Eg river.

DEER STONES IN UUSHIGIIN UVUR

This place is situated on southeastern sunny side of rocky Mountain Uushig 17km west from Murun, Huvsgul province and about 3 kms from northern bank of Delger River in Burentogtokh small town. You can find khirgisuurs, square burials and 14 deer stones in a single area at the same time. This memorial contains the most clearly depicted deer stone in Mongolia. These deer stones were aligned from north to south in a single column. Each stone is 3-20m distant from each other and was made of tetrahedral granite stone in reddish color. A deer, an arch, a shield, a horse, a knife, the moon, the sun and a mirror figured belt were engraved on the stones. These oblong-shaped stone monuments are 1,5-4,8m high, 0,4-1m wide and 20-50m thick. Total of 109 deer figures as well as some human figures were carved on 14 stones.

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