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High mountain dirt track in Mongolia, linking the cities of Khovd and Ölgii, with a length of 212 km. The track starts in Khovd (or Hovd), the capital of the Khovd Province, at an elevation of  of 1,395 m (4,577 ft) above the sea level, and situated at the foot of the Mongol Altay Mountains, on the Buyant River.

 

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2060m above the sea level, located in the Khangai Mountains of central Mongolia. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here.

 

Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, Khurgan and Khoton are 2 lakes situated at an elevation of more than 2.000m.

 

The Orkhon Waterfall is a 16-metres (52,5 feet) high and 5-metres (16 feet) wide waterfall located in the Orkhon valley of Övörkhangai Province in central Mongolia. The waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

 

Sagsai Road is a short mountain road with a length of 38km located in the extreme west of Mongolia.

 

Lake Khövsgöl is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.645 m (5,396ft) above the sea level, located in the northwest of Mongolia.

 

Located on the Western most point of Mongolia in Bayan-Ulgii Province, the Potanin Glacier is the longest glacier in the country.

 

Hashaatin Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.545m (8,349 ft) above the sea level located in western Mongolia.

 

Located in Omnogovi province of Mongolia, the Khongor Sand Dunes are some of the largest and most impressive white sand dunes in the country.

 

The Hangal Lake, also known as Khangal Lake, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Khentii province, in north-eastern Mongolia.

 

Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, the bridge over the Khurgan and Khoton Lakes is a short wooden bridge. Impassable for 2 cars at the same time, this 100m bridge tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It's one of the scariest bridges in the world.

 

The A303 road is a very exciting journey in the heart of western Mongolia. The route involves crossing the Baidrag river without a bridge.

 

Tolbo Lake is a high mountain freshwater lake at an elevation of 2.080m above the sea level, located in western Mongolia.




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