Gorkhi-terelj national park, Mongolia

One of the national parks of Mongolia. It is about 80km north-east of Ulaanbaatar, is a deservedly popular destination. At 1600m, the area is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent, and there are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, swimming (in icy water), rafting, and horse riding and, for hard-core extreme sports fanatics, skiing in the depths of winter. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle and the Old Man Reading a Book (Praying Lama Rock). Terelj was first developed for tourism in 1964 and 30 years later it became part of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. To the north-east, the park joins into the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, comprising over 1.2 million hectares of the Tov, Selenge and Khentii aimags. The Khan Khentii park is almost completely uninhabited by humans, but it is home to endangered species of moose, brown bear and weasel, to name but a few, and to over 250 species of birds.

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  1. Actually seen this WOW !

  2. Hope to visit it soon! Seems wonderful!

  3. You have a great eye and I say that by looking at photos you have clicked.You also have an amazing way of presenting the text, read a few lines and the other reader gets everything.

    Great Work, Happy Travelling, some day I also intend to just travel and only travel, bring stories about people & places to all, as anything & everything has a story and its unique. I know life is a journey to learn and journey comes from travel, so keep travelling & writing…

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