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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.

The lake, known as the Great White Lake, lies within the Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National park, the highlight of Arkhangai province. The road to the lake is gravel. Only 4x4. Do not travel this road in bad weather conditions. This large, freshwater lake glistens against a dramatic backdrop of volcanic craters and pine-clad lava fields.

 

The road to the lake links the towns of Khorgo and Ikh-Uul. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This route is not suitable for normal cars. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. According to legend, the lake was formed when an elderly couple forgot to cap a well after fetching water. The valley was flooded until a local hero shot a nearby mountain top with his arrow; the shorn top covered the well and became an island in the lake (Noriin Dund Tolgoi). 

 




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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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