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The Monastery of Tranquil Felicity is one of the three largest Buddhist centers in Mongolia is located near the Selenge River in the Iven valley, at the foot of Mount Buren Khaan of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest.
The architectural design belongs to Zanabazar and the monastery itself was built to honor the memory of him. Looking for a site for building, the exploratory group met two boys, Amar and Bayasgalant, playing in a steppe, and decided to build the future monastery at that site and name the monastery after those children. Built between 1727 and 1736, it is one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. The entire contents: the tankas, statues and manuscripts were looted by the Communists or hidden until more fortunate times. Restoration work began in 1988 and some of the new deities were commissioned in Delhi, India.
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The beauty, decorations and construction of the monastery have made it one of the most magnificent architectural monuments not only in Mongolia, but in the whole Asia. The monastery was established by order of Manchu emperor Enkh-Amgalan Khan, to cherish and give respect to Zanabazar, his skills, wisdom, intellect and accomplishments. One hundred thousand langs (=3830 kg) of silver from the state fund were used to build a magnificently styled place for Buddha teaching and practice in honor Zanabazar.
Originally, Amarbayasgalant Monastery consisted of over 40 temples built on the special terrace, surrounded by a wall, measuring 207x175m. Only 28 temples now remain, they have been under State protection since 1944. The size of its Tsogchin (main) temple is 32x32m. Its construction expresses the planning features of the Mongolian national architecture and engineering solutions are very original. One of the interesting solutions is routing of roof water through the inside of four columns, under the floor, through stone grooves and away from the Tsogchin temple.
Today about sixty novices and ordained monks, who followed precisely the rule of Vinaya, are in residence and practicing Dharma to create great benefit for all sentient beings. The religious mask dancing “Tsam” was highly developed in the Buddhist monasteries of Mongolia in the middle of the 19th century, reflecting the ritual of Secret Tantra, but Tsam was last performed in 1937. In 2002, for the first time in 65 years the Tsam dance was performed again at Amarbayasgalant.
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2015-07-22
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Terelj National Park - is an exhibition of steppe regions of the southwestern part of Khentii mountain range. In 1993, the Gorkhi-Terelj area was protected as a National Park, especially because of its natural scenic beauty it has been used as a tourism destination by both Mongolians and foreigners since 1964. Terelj was name of a plant (Latin ledum) which is very abundant in the area and which flowers at the end of the spring. Edelweiss is also very common here. The forests are full of birch, cedar, pine, willow, larch and aspen. Wildlife includes foxes, wolves, and squirrels. The alpine scenery and fantastic rock formations of Terelj national park were the homelands of Chinggis Khaan and his hordes. The rock formations Terlj National Park are fascinating, while more than 250 bird species make it an enchanting place to relax. Some of rock formations resemble the long spiky bodies of prehistoric animals. The park is situated 50 km northeast of the capital city Ulaanbaatar, in the Southern foothills of the Khentii Mountains. The park's most spectacular features are its huge granite blocks and cliffs as well as meadows rich in wild flowers. The two major rivers, the Tuul and the Terelj, are important as a water resource for Ulaanbaatar.
The central part is uninhabited and can be entered only on foot or horseback. Hot springs along the Onon River are famous for their therapeutic qualities. Then Khentii Mountains have great historical significance as the birthplace of Chinggis Khan. Researchers are still searching for his tomb.
The mountain steppe is particularly rich in species and colors. Here, plants can be found from all parts of the continent: species from the Arctic tundra and northern coniferous forests grow next to Mongolian steppe grass; species of Euro-Siberian forest steppe shrubs reach into the Khentii from the west; species of Manchurian-Daurian steppe herbs extend into the area from the east. Edelweiss meadows are widespread.
Overall, 50 mammal species are known from the Khentii. Important predators are brown bear, wolf, lynx, wolverine and sable. Large herbivores are represented by the maral, a sub-species of red deer, moose Siberian roe deer and musk deer.
Turtle Rock – One of the unusual formulating rock is the Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle. The Turtle rock is set in the valley, it was about 20 minutes drive from our base camp.
Gunjiin sum – Surrounded by magnificent forests, not far from the beautiful river Baruun Bayan gol, the temple was built in 1970 by Efu Dondovdorj to the memory of his Manju wife Amarlangui. This Gunjiin sum or Princess Temple is one of the Manju influenced temple in Mongolia that survived communist era. Only the main temple and some of the walls of the monastery remain stayed till today. This is great place for hiking and horse riding adventure. The temple is located 30km north of the main area of the national park.
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2015-07-05
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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 59,088 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.
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2015-07-02
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Altai Tavan Bogd is the highest mountain in Mongolia. The meaning of the name is Five Saints of Altai. This mountain is located in the Bayan Ulgii province. The Huiten Peak is the highest point of Mongolia at 4374 meters above sea level. Besides Huiten peak, the mountain includes four peaks as Nairamdal, Malchin, Burged and Ulgii. The Nairamdal Peak forms the border tripoint between Mongolia, Russia, and the Xinjiang province of China. Around the area is listing Altai Tavan Bogd National Park covers 6,362 km². It includes the lakes Khoton, Khurgan, and Dayan. The protected area offers a home for many species of alpine animal, such as the Argali sheep, Ibex, Red deer, Beech marten, Moose, Snow cock, and Golden eagle. This place protected by government in 1996 by parliament resolution No.43. The national park with its amazing beauty embodies the special characteristics of high mountains, icy crystal rivers, mountain valleys, steppe landscapes and ecosystems
It is one of the most picturesque national parks in the world, complete with lakes, steppes, a glacier, and the highest peak in Mongolia. This protected zone is also the habitat of many beautiful wildlife species such as the Ibex, Moose, Golden Eagle, Argali sheep, Red deer, Beech marten, and Snow cock. This stunning yet contrasting landscape is rugged, with snow capped mountains, sub-alpine and alpine forests, and even a semi-arid desert. Things to do here include climbing, fishing, backcountry skiing, mountain trekking, whitewater kayaking, camel and horse trekking, whitewater rafting, and learning and experiencing about the Khazakh culture.
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2015-07-01
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Dear friends,
We will be sharing information about some beautiful destinations of Mongolia on our page. If you would love to deepen your knowledge about Mongolia, stay tuned!
Our first destination is Lake Khuvsgul. Khuvsgul is a land of thick forests, rushing rivers, sparkling lakes and rugged mountains. It’s Mongolia’s most beautiful province and seemingly every river bend or lake cove offers new and wonderful surprises. It does rain a lot during summer, but this only adds to the scenery: rainbows hang over meadows dotted with white gers and grazing horses and yaks.
One of the top attractions of the Northern Mongolia is Khuvsgul Lake. The lake lies within boundaries of the Khuvsgul National Park. The area of Khuvsgul Lake, raised well above sea level, is 2760ms. Its length is 136 km and width 36.5 km. The outflow from Khuvsgul Lake drains into the Eg River and Selenge River and finally reaches Lake Baikal in Siberia. This lake is revered to all Mongolians and is known as "Mother Sea". Many Mongolians are proud to call this lake as "Blue Pearl of Asia ". Untouched by industry and modern urban life, the Khuvsgul Lake's water is unbelievably clean. The scientists have announced that Lake Khuvsgul contains two percent of world's fresh water resources. This is a place in Mongolia where one can get sense of total unspoiled wilderness. The area is paradise for outdoor travelers and there are plenty of room for activities like hiking, birding, fishing, horseback travel and kayaking.
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2015-06-29
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