The Terelj National Park is a popular day trip for both residents and visitors to Ulan Bator. It lies at an altitude of 1,600 metres with a landscape that varies from Siberian taiga forest to grass steppe. Three river systems have their sources in the protected area; the Tuul river which flows into Lake Baikal and continues to the Arctic Ocean; the Onon; and the Kherlen, which flows east to join the Amur river before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The alpine landscape is magnificent, with green pastures and rocky outcrops, offering the perfect introduction to the landscape of Mongolia.
Mongolia is a vast country with
spectacular natural beauty, largely
untouched by the...