Burkhan Khaldan. Khentii aimag. Place to visited in region of Mongolia. Sights of intersest.
Burkhan Khaldan. Khentii aimag.
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Burkhan Khaldan. This remote mountain, known as God's Hill, in the Khentii Nuruu is one of the sites mooted as the burial place of Chinggis Khaan. Over 800 burial sites have been found in the region, though the main tomb has yet to be located. Whether or not Chinggis was buried here, The Secret History of the Mongols does describe how the khaan hid here as a young man and later returned to give praise to the mountain and give thanks for his successes.
Because of its auspicious connections, Mongolians climb the mountain, which is topped with many ovoo, to gain strength and good luck. The hill is very remote, in the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. To get there, head to Mongonmorit in Tov, then travel
North along the Kherlen Gol. This is also a great place to reach by horse.
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Facts about Mongolia 2000. by Da. Gandbold. ADMOND Co.Ltd., Mongolia.