Regions in Mongolia
Based on culture and geography, the nation may be divided into five different areas. There are 21 provinces and one special municipality that make up these areas.
Ulaanbaatar and Arkhangai, a famous tourist destination, are included.
Genghis Khan’s birthplace and the Mongolian steppe’s heart
as the name implies, home to the immense Gobi Desert
Much of Mongolia’s woodland and the huge Hövsgöl Lake are located here.
The most varied area, with a dozen distinct tribes including the Kazakhs, is home to Lake Uvs Nuur and the Tavan Bogd Mountains.
Cities in Mongolia
- Ulaanbaatar is the country’s capital and the starting point for most trips.
- Choibalsan is a major industrial city in the eastern part of Korea.
- Erdenet is Mongolia’s second largest city, and it is home to one of the world’s largest copper mines as well as a well-known carpet manufacturer.
- Hovd is a historic city in the nexus of Mongol and Kazakh cultures.
- Karakorum was the Mongol Empire’s first capital, founded by Genghis Khan’s son Ogedei.
- Mörön – Capital of Hövsgöl province.
- Ölgii – capital of the Kazakh Region, Bayan-lgii province, in Mongolia’s extreme western region.
- Ondorkhaan is located near Genghis Khan’s birthplace (and perhaps burial site).
- Tsetserleg is the capital of the province of Arkhangai.
Other destinations in Mongolia
- The Khognokhan mountain range is a highly protected area. A lovely and peaceful region with cultural attractions such as Kharkhorin, the Mongolian Empire’s capital after Genghis Khan.
- The highest peak and biggest glacier in Mongolia are found in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, which also houses Eagle Hunters and a World Heritage Site: Petroglyphs.
- Uvs Nuur Lake, Uvs province – Uvs Lake is Mongolia’s biggest lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve – a place to visit for ecotourism
- Gorkhi-Terelj National Park – A national park located 70 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar.
- Khovsgol Lake – A big alpine lake with fresh water.
- Darhad Valley – The Reindeer people call this place home.
- Khustain Nuruu National Park – Takhi wild horses (also known as Przewalski’s Horse) may be found in Khustain Nuruu or Hustai National Park. These horses have never been tamed and are genuine wild horses.
- Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Khongor Sand dunes, Yol Canyon, Bayanzag-Red Flamming Cliffs, Khermen Tsav.