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Central Mongolia is a region in Mongolia that contains the capital of modern Mongolia Khangai mountains. Central Mongolia is beautiful, pristine and rich in wild species and has been keeping many important historical and cultural remains of different historical periods. In central Mongolia, you can discover distinctive natural zones of forested steppes, mountain steppes and semi Gobi Desert and their breathtaking natural beauties and interesting cultural and historical items.  

Terelj National Park

The Park is situated at 70kms, northeast of Ulaanbaatar. It takes nearly two hours drive from the capital. The park lies at 1600 meters high and offers great opportunities for hiking, horse riding and rock climbing. The landscape is similar to the Alp’s. It is a national park which started to develop since 1960's and officially was designed as a National Park in 1994. Inside the park, there are ranges of protected animals such as birds (250 species), moose, and bears. As it is become developed for tourism, some of the Ger camps have car parking and electricity. Most of the tourist camps work only summer seasons, a few of them operate whole year around.
The Turtle Rock, as known as Melkhi Khad by the locals, is massive rock formation looks like a turtle.  The Turtle Rock is the main image of the national park. Beside that you may discover many interesting rock formations from huge Rocky Mountains of the Terelj.

Ruins of Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu monastery

Mongolia’s ancient capital, Kharakhorum, Chinggis Khaan’s fabled city, was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road. It was from there that the Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai Khaan moved it to Beijing. The symbolic ruins of Kharakhorum (kharkhorin), monumental walls (400 m of length) with 108 stupas, surround the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586. In 1792, it housed 62 temples and 10,000 lamas; since 1990, it has become an active monastery again.
Turtles carved from the stone marked the boundaries of the complex. Nearby, Turkish monuments and rock inscriptions erected in 8-9th centuries in memory of outstanding fighters for independence. 
In 1220 Genghis Khan decided to build the capital city of his vast Mongolian empire at Karakorum. Building was completed by his son, Ogedai Khan, after Genghis' death, but Karakorum served as the capital for only 40 years before Kublai Khan moved it to what is now Beijing. Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then later destroyed by hordes of Manchurian soldiers. Whatever was left was used to help build the Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th century, which itself was badly destroyed during the Stalinist purges. The modern and dreary town of Kharkhorin was built on the same spot.

Tuvkhun temple

One of most beautiful monastery complex is situated on a forested rocky mountain, on the boarder of Uvurhangai and Arhangai provinces. 
Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar chose the place to build a monastery in 1648, when he was 14 years old. The construction of the monastery started in 1651. He made his famous creations in the monastery. In 1688 because of Oirad and Khalkh, the soldiers of Oirad destroyed the monasteries. In 1773, the monastery restored. In 1992, it was taken under the state protection and government donated 68.4 million tugriks to rebuild the monastery. 
Today, there are special formation of rocks which are called womb and cradle, symbolizing rebirth, besides 4 temples and 2 stupas.

Orkhon waterfall

The waterfall is situated in the historically significant Orkhon Valley, whose river flows an incredible 1120km to the north before it joins the mighty Selenge River. Also called Ulaan Tsutgalan River, the waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcano eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. The fall is naturally most impressive after heavy rain

Khorgo and White lake National Park

Khorgo Mountain is a dormant volcano located on the east Shore of White Lake. Khorgiin togoo is in the highest volcano crater in the Orkhon River Valley. From the summit of this basalt-covered mountain one has a splendid view over the whole region and the lake. The volcanic crater of the Togoo Uul is 200m wide and 100m deep. The volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is covered with Siberian Larch. One of the most interesting sights of Khorgo is the so-called Basalt Ger, which lies on the southern side. It is a large solidified bubble of lava with a broken piece on one side, which makes a natural door. The height of some of these stone gers is 1.7m. Several other ancient volcanoes are not far from the Khorgo. Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan was formed when volcano lava dammed the Suman River, cutting a large gorge through the basalt. It is an astonishingly beautiful lake, 20km long, 16km wide and 4 to 10 meters deep with an altitude of 2,060m above sea level.

Khustai National park

The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi to the Hustain Nuruu. The Khustai National Park extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and Bayankhangai Soums of Tov province. The park is about 95 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west.
Hustai has unique landscape that features mountain steppe and steppe, also there are sand dunes representing Gobi of Mongolia and River wetlands. National park has 450 species of vascular plants, 200 of which are medicinal.