Bayankhongor Province is one of the provinces of Mongolia. It is 640 km from Ulaanbaatar. It takes about 7-8 hours by car, but 10 hours by local bus every day (ticket fee is about $ 15). Domestic flights fly from Ulaanbaatar twice a week.
Bayankhongor borders the southern part with the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. In Japan, it borders Zavkhan and Arkhangai in the north, Övörkhangai and Omnögovi in the east, and Govi-Altai in the west.
The altitude is 1859m above sea level and the population is 26,252. The name Bayankhongor means "abundant brown hair".
It is a beautiful tourist destination of Mongolia's beautiful nature such as deserts, prairie and forests.
It is one of my favorite areas because it still has a simple "good Mongolia" that is not a tourist destination. There are many tourist destinations in Bayankhongor that you would like to visit, starting with real nomads and natural hot springs.
About 1 hour by domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar to the southwest. Near
Bayankhongor, the capital of the prefecture, there is Jargarjot, which
is famous as a hot spring resort. In addition, behind Mt. Ifbogd at an
altitude of 2000 m, there are dinosaur ruins and cave paintings in the
vicinity, which shows that people have lived here since ancient times and
the culture has prospered.
This fascinating place has more than thirty lakes, hot and cold spring such as Shargaljuut - is the most famous for its healing properties and various mineral compounds. Magnificent Ikh Bogd and Baga Bogd mountains tower the majestic Valley of the Lakes. Both peaks of these mountains are snow capped year around, dramatic and welcoming sight in this desert settings of saltpans, lakes and small sand dunes under cloudless blue sky.
Orog and Buun tsagaan lake are the biggest lakes in the region, salty lakes that varies in size over the years depending on precipitation. Like any other parts of the Gobi, few nomads live here and those that do traditionally raise camels although many are now switching over to cashmere goats. About 90km east of Bayangobi soum, Tsagaan Agui or White Cave, the oldest Paleolithic or early Stone Age site is located on the gorge.
The cave’s ceiling towered 50m and dusty wall is covered in pink crystal. More than 800 stone artifacts were found from here by the researchers. The Valley of Writings or Bichigt Khad is another mysterious attraction of the region. On the northern side of the Ikh Bayan Nuruu, the rock wall is literally covered by amazingly well-preserved petroglyphs from the Bronze Age which dates 5000 years back.
The beautiful area is rich in marmot, fox, badger, lynx, wild sheep, ibex, white antelope, black tailed antelope. Rarely seen wild ass, wild camel, wild horse and Gobi bear are the natural inhabitants. Tsagaan Bulag is the natural spring comes from the unusual lump of white marble rock runs to the green creek nearby, which is the ideal stop for natural scenery.
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