PARKS & GARDENS

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Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is a contemporary city keeping its honorable history of four centuries around, and holding thousands of years of remembrance dear. Present-day Mongolia is known for preserving the original characteristics of nomadic culture, and you won’t have to travel hundreds of kilometers to experience the real thing.

Just a couple of kilometers out of the capital, you will be able to see pristine nature, peaceful and vast steppe, simple yet valuable nomadic life, ancient city and monastery ruins, natural scenery, tombs and burials from hundreds of thousands of years ago, cave and rock paintings, and many other untouched and unforgettable sights that will make you wonder if this is what the earth looked like hundreds of years ago.

The National Culture and Recreation Park is ideally suitable for a family, a couples and a group of friends to enjoy happy time. It is only 500 meters of distance from the central square (Sukhbaatar square) of Ulaanbaatar. Guests and their children are offered to get services in family entertainment center of bowling, billiard, video game, darts, karaoke, sport facility and others. Moreover, it offers over 20 various kinds of game services such as tilts whirl, space ship, dinosaur around, crescent swing, crazy mouse, boat, super pirate ship, air cycle, ferris wheel and others. It is grateful to hear you of having lunch and dinner in Park Avenue Food Court, Castle Restaurant and bar on the ship. It is a great place to hang out with kids.

Only 80km northeast of Ulaanbaatar lies this beautiful national park, a popular destination for tourists based in the capital and for Mongolians on weekend trips. You can travel on horseback, float down a river in a kayak, go fishing, or take a sightseeing hike, skiing and rock climbing. All of this is available in addition to playing golf and relaxing at a five star hotel, or sightsee in Gorkhi Terelj by small aircraft. Here the Siberian taiga meets the Mongolian steppe, giving the area a diverse range of wildlife and varied landscapes. A number of endangered species of moose, musk deer, wolf and sable live in the forests of Terelj and can often be seen at sunset. In spring and summer the lush meadows are carpeted with colorful wildflowers, and the mountain pine forests and broad streams make this one of the most beautiful areas in Mongolia. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book (Praying Lama Rock). With its stunning natural environment, unique national parks, and possibilities to organize a variety of tours, this place allures many people who visit the city. Enjoy your time at Gorkhi- Terelj National Park.

At the 13th Century National Park, located 98 kilometers outside of Ulaanbaatar, you can learn about how nomads were educated, how they dressed, and how they lived more than 800 years ago. This park will make you feel as if you went back to the 13th century. Post forward, guard camps, artisan camps, library camps, herders’ camps, a shaman camp, and the royal palace are places to explore the past. You can try on the garments of ancient kings, queens, and knights while being introduced to the ancient Mongolian way of life, arts, culture, and education. The journey will leave you with unforgettable memories. Prepare yourself for time travel.

You can see cave paintings in the Ikh Tenger and Gachuurt Mountain valleys, and visit historical sites referenced in “Secret History of the Mongols” and other historic literary works. It’s unbelievable that all of this exists near or inside the busy, modern, metropolitan city. Within this country, the rule of the law is strong and there is no television, electricity and phones are allowed for the real experience

 

Hustai National Park is located 95 km west of Ulaanbaatar which is is a living wildlife museum rich in a variety of plants, birds, and mammals. The total area of the National park is 50,600 hectares. It has unique landscape that features mountain steppe and steppe, also, there are sand dunes representing desert of Mongolia and river wetlands.

It is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including Red deer, Mongolian gazelle, Roe deer, Wild boar, Wild sheep, Ibex, Mongolian marmots, Grey wolves, Lynx, Pallas’ cat, Red fox, Corsac fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include Golden eagle, Lammergeier, Great bustard, Whooper swan, Black stork, Daurian partridge and Little owl. There are 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and 385 species of insects (including 21 species of ants, 55 species of butterflies, 10 species of bush crickets and 29 species of grasshoppers). A new species of soil insect has been found in the Hustai and given the scientific name of Epidamaeus khustaiensis.

This area, known for being home to Mongolia’s Przewalski’s horse. These horses have existed for 40 to 70 thousand years, and is one of the last wild species to live in the wild. In addition, Hustai has many interesting historical sites like monument ensemle of Ungut- famous with its large number of man like figures. which belongs to 6-8th century AD and many other sepultures, rectangular tombs and the ruin of old monastery. Horseback riding, hiking, bike tours, and car travels are widely available. Here you have the freedom to choose your travel route, your favorite mode of transportation, and spend an unforgettable day.

Visit Khustai National Park to see the rare Mongolian Przewalski’s horse, descendants of the herds that lived here thousands years ago!

Mailing address: P.O.Box 1160 Central Post Office, Ulaanbaatar 13, Mongolia

Tel: +976-21-245087

Fax: 976-21-245881

Email: takhi@hustai.mn

www.hustai.mn

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