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ALTAN OVOO & SHILIIN BOGD DORMANT VOLCANOES

TRAVEL TO ALTAN OVOO & SHILIIN BOGD DORMANT VOLCANOES

Location: 780 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Dariganga soum of Sukhbaatar province.
Features: The Shiliin Bogd Khairkhan – sacred mountain is the highest peak of the area with an elevation of 1778m (5833 feet). Mongolians believe that the spirit of any man, who climbs it, especially at sunrise, will be revived. About 220 extinct volcanoes exist in the region, makes the area is stunning and legendary. Since the area is close to the Chinese border, it becomes the Mongolian most eastern spot to see the greatest sunrise. Historically, the Shiliin Bogd Mountain was the worship place for Black Banner of Chinggis Khaan. One of the most interesting formations of world caves, the Taliyn Agui (Steppe cave) locates in this area (12 km north of Shiliyn Bogd). This large underground, mysterious hole formed by lava from volcanic eruption many millennia ago.

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