Khuisiin Naiman Nuur

Merged withOrkhon Valley Special Protected Area in 1992,KhuisiinNaimanNuurwas declared a “Natural Monument” in 1995. The lakelocation stretches to the grounds of Uyangasoum and Bat-Ulziisoum of Uvurkhangaiprovince, and it is elevated 2400m above the sea level.

The stunning landscape of this area had been formed hundreds of years ago as a result of continuous volcanic eruptions followed by earthquakes.KhuisiinNaimanNuur literally translates to “Navel eight lakes”, because the lakes Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, and Bayan-Uul(8) are interconnected by underground water channels.

Unfortunately, two smaller lakes have dried up completely and drainage level in the second biggest lake “Khuis” is measured to be 10% as of 2012. The overall area is rich in flora and fauna, and also proves valuable for geological and water studies.

It is quite a popular destination for horseback travels, as the bumpy road supports easygoing travels, so even the jeeps have to slow down, which give its riders a good time to soak all the beauty in.