Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park
Khangai is a special and beautiful formation of nature, as well as a home to many rare species of plant and wildlife. There are many sources of mineral waters and springs. Since ancient time, a historical tradition to worship this area has been followed. The park covers 77, 267 hectares in Arkhangai Province and was established in 1998. It's a very difficult place to reach, but may be worth the effort if the jeep road, which is either muddy or potholed, is passable.
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake – Known as Great White Lake is lake in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. In February, 2011 it was featured get away location on CNN.com. Terkhiin Tsagaan lake is a spectacularly beautiful lake with crystal clear water. The lava flows of Khorgo Volcanic eruption blocked the north and south Terkh Rivers and formed this beautiful Terkhiin Tsagaan lake at an altitude of 2060m above sea level. The lake is 16km wide, 4-10 meters deep with its deepest point at 28m and 20km in length. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake itself, birdlife and mountains are now protected within the national park's restriction. The lake is perfect for swimming which has white sandy beaches.
Khorgo Volcano - Khorgo is located on the northern part of Khangai Mountain Range at an altitude of 2965m above sea level and about 700 km from UB, 4km from Tariat soum of Arkhangai province. Khorgo volcano is dead volcano covered with basalt. The volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is 200m wide and 100 deep. It has been protected since 1965 to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered fauna and flora. The park has 1600 species of plants 46 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 2 species of reptiles, 12 species of fish home to Roe Deer; Sibirean Deer; Wolf; Pallas Cat; Red Fox and Sibirean Marmot. Golden Eagle; Great Bustard; Saker Falcon; Black Stork; Baikal Teal and Ruddy Shelduch rule the skies.
Chuluut River Canyon – One of the wonderful natural attractions of the Khangai region is Chuluut river and its scenic canyon. The Chuluut River rises in Egiin Pass of the Khangai Mountain range and flows for 415km north to join the Ider River, further flows to Selenge River. The Chuluut River flows through a sheer basalt canyon, which extends 100km from lava of nearby dead volcano Khorgo and others. There are cool springs called Choidog Borgio, where the Chuluut and Ikh Jargalantiin Rivers merge. It is brilliant place for hiking, fishing and camping
Taikhar Rock – This large rock that stands out in the middle of a plain in Mongolia is located 22km along the main road west of Tsetserleg city - a provincial capital. This is a huge rock, there is nothing similar in the neighborhood. The Taikhar chuluu is covered with inscriptions dating back as far as Turkic rule in Mongolia. Those inscriptions were followed by more in the Mongol language, then Tibetan, and even more modern graffiti.
Of course, the rock itself did not come here by itself, the legend says. Long time ago there lived a hero here called Bökebilig ("Strong and wise"). Suddenly a large snake started to come out from under the earth. Bökebilig did not like this, and he pushed back the snake from where it came, and then he closed the mouth of its cave with this rock which has been standing here ever since. Not far from the rock there is a small mountain called Altan sandali ("Golden throne"), of which tradition says that Bökebilig took a rest on it, while washing his hands in the nearby Tamir river.
Ugii Lake - Ugii Lake is 1.337 meters above the sea level in Ugii soum in Arkhangai province. It covered 25 square kilometers, and is known for its reach bird and fish diversity. The fish population is represented by pike and catfish which are the most common types providing enough fish for industrial fishing. Fifty to eighty tons are caught annually. Among the birds, it is not rare to spot at Swan Goose, White Spoonbill and Dalmatian Pelican.