Huvsgul aimag (province)
Huvsgul aimag has at its jewel the vast lake of Huvsgul , one of the World's largest lakes, big enough to the regarded as an inland sea- yet of pure fresh water. The western and eastern parts of the aimag are mountainous, and the aimag is mostly covered with forests there is a huge phosphate deposit, the largest in Asia , but with severe environmental constraints on development. There are large lakes such as Huvsgul, Sangiin Dalai and Dood also large rivers such as Selenge and Delger. The aimag is rich in rare animal & plants.
Lake Huvsgul "The Dark Blue Pearl "
Huvsgul Lake is known as Dark Blue Pearl among beautiful mountains. This is the perfect place to have vacation, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and trekking. Lake Huvsgul is Mongolia 's largest and deepest lake. Located in the northernmost province, it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baikal in Russia . 96 rivers and streams flow out of Huvsgul, among them the Egiin River , which then joins the Selenge along its eventual path to Lake Baikal Lake Huvsgul is 136 km long, water beneath 100 meters & 36 km wide, 262 meters deep and is located at an altitude of 1645 m above sea level. Taiga Fauna and Flora, Tsaatan, practicing reindeer breeding are the main attractions for tourist. Fishing and sport fishing are becoming popular in the lake area. Lake Huvsgul is on the important migration route for birds from Siberia , thus facilitating marvelous opportunities for bird watching.
Tsaatan nomad family
The reindeer people live in the North West regions of Huvsgul, which is pretty much like a taiga. Mountains are 3000 meters above the sea level; region has rocks thick grown forests. Herding places are rare and summer is short. However deer and yaks are suitable in the part of the land. Mongolian people called the Reindeer people -Tsaatan people. They are lived in Western and Eastern taiga. Nowadays 14 families are living in the western taiga and 18 families are living in the eastern taiga. The reindeer people move about 6-8 times a year. They use about 5-6 reindeer for transportation and the distance is 150-250km. Also there are shaman mostly tourists want to see them but they not like to see shaman. Because one chosen day they wear their religious customs, clothes like all kinds of metal objects were attached. Often they added so much weight to the custom that someone had to help the shaman to dress. Despite this, the shamans took great leaps and defied laws of gravity whilst under the trance. There are 2 kinds of shamans male (Zairan ) and female (Udgan). Female shaman is more powerful than male shaman.
Extinct Volcano of Uran Uul
This extinct volcano lies near the road, and stretches from Bulgan town to Moron, administrative city of Huvsgul province for 80 kilometers northwest of Bulgan town through the territory of Kutag- Undur Soum. The reserve occupies a territory of 8 square kilometers with an elevation of 1,686 meters above sea level. It has been protected since 1965, and today enjoys the statue of " Natural Monument ". On the top of the extinct volcano is crater, 500 to 600 meters wide and 50 meters deep, filled with a small "crater lake" about 20 meters in diameter. There are green woods in the center of the Crater Lake. It is a really fascinating mountain. Red deer, Argali, Wild boar, Siberian Ibex, ruddy Shelduck, and duck are found in this area.
The Amarbayasgalant Monastery is located 360 km north of Ulaanbaatar is one of the favorite destinations for visitors. It can be reached by jeep or by a combination of local train and motor vehicle ride. Built in 1727-1736, the Monastery was the second most important in Mongolia after Erdene Zuu Monastery in Karakorum. The Monastery established in 1727-1736 dedicated for Mongolian Religious First Bogd Gegeen. There were 27 kinds of big and small temples. According to the Mongolian History in 17th -19th century Amarbayasgalant was a Mongolian greatest pilgrimage Buddhist Center . There were about one thousand lamas living chanted, studied in this Monastery. According to the history Amarbayasgalant was sacked during the repressions of in1930-1940. In 1996 it was nominated by UNESCO as a Heritage Site. After 65 years monks organized "Tsam" Religious dance first time in Amarbayasgalant Monastery in 2002.