Ovorhangay Aymag Travel Guide

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Harhorin

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Erdene-Dzuu

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  • Phallic Rock

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    If you have some time, it is worth looking for the bizarre 'phallic rock', which points erotically to something interestingly called a 'vaginal slope'. It is surrounded by a stone fence, hidden up a small valley, and visible from the main road to Ulaanbaatar, about 1km from Kharkhorin. Legend has it that the rock was placed here in an attempt to...

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  • Turtle rocks

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Outside the monastery walls are two 'turtle rocks'. Four of these sculptures once marked the boundaries of ancient Karakorum, acting as protectors of the city (turtles are considered symbols of eternity). The turtles originally had an inscribed stone stele mounted vertically on their back.One is easy to find: just walk out of the northern gate of...

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  • Destruction and reconstruction

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Virtually the whole monastery site was destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. All but three of the temples were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were either killed or shipped off to Siberia and never heard from again. These photo's in a souvenir shop in a ger outside the Lavrin Temple show the extent of the destruction as well...

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Harhorin

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  • Bus from Harhorin to Tsetserleg

    Harhorin Transportation

    There is no connection by bus from Harhorin Bus Station to Tsetserleg. You need to wait in the street for the bus coming from Ulaanbaatar Dragon Bus Station to Tsetserleg. I was informed this bus was passing Harhorin about 01:30 PM, as it leaves from the capital at 08:00. I was waiting for it near the bridge, opposite of Harhorin Bus Station.I was...

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  • Black Market

    Harhorin Things to Do

    This market is perhaps the best place to find and buy clothes in Harhorin. I was looking for a jacket and I have found it here and for a good price.There are some guanz worth a visit for breakfast and light meals.

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  • Huushuur and milk tea

    Harhorin Restaurants

    This is not the right place to taste the traditional Mongolian huushhur made with sheep meat. Anyway, they have huusshur with meat and also with sausage. It is a kind of fast food. I tryed both kind and I liked the taste.The ambience and service were good.

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Shanh

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  • Praying Lamas

    Shanh Off The Beaten Path

    When you arrive at the Shanh Monastry in the afternoon, just stay somewhere there over the night, as we did it. Then you will be there in the morning of the next day and watch the religious ceremony the Lamas hold every morning appr. between 9 am and 1 pm.Please ask before you start taking pictures. They will tell you how much they want you to...

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  • Traditional Mongolian music, dancing,...

    Shanh Nightlife

    The evening we spent in that camp, we saw this group of musicians and singers."Morin Khuur" or Horse-headed fiddle was played and we heard "Khoomii" the kind of singing in two or more different tones at once.A dancer showed us her graceful traditional dances and an acrobat her amazing stunts. No dress codes in that place, they are used to the...

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  • Airag for the Lamas

    Shanh Off The Beaten Path

    This bowl contains "airag" ... fermented mares milk.The little Lama on the right side of the picture seems to be a bit bored, the ceremony lasts sooo long!

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