Tuv Aimag encircles the capital city Ulaanbaatar, for this reason the aimag is known as Tuv (central) Aimag. The aimag has an area of 74,000 square kilometers and a population of 100,000 inhabitants. The administrative center is the town of Zuunmod, located 43 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar on the south side of the mountain of Bogd Uul at a height of 1,529 meter above sea level.
It is one of the worshipped 4 mountains which surround the capital city. Bogdhan Uul is one of Mongolia’s worshipped mountains. It has enjoyed State protection since 1778; one of the Worlds’s first protected places. It is at the southwest end of the Khentii Mountain Range. Its peak is Tsetsee Gun, 2,257 meters above sea level, one of the four holy peaks of the capital. The peak is covered mostly with Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica).
The Bogd Khan Uul has over 220 species of herbs; Red Deer, Musk Deer, Siberian Deer, Siberian Ibex and Wild Boar, also Common Buzzard, Woodpecker and Stork.
It takes its source from the mountain of Khentii khan and flows beside Ulaanbaatar 819 km, joining the Orkhon River. It fast growing river has many kind of rare animals and fish.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Terelj is the most popular destination in the third biggest protected area in Mongolia; the National Park covers 2.864 square kilometers of the southern Khentii Mountain Range, and abuts the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area.
This is the motherland of Chinggis Khan, and contains numerous important historical and cultural sites. Three major river systems have their sources in the protected area; the Tuul River, which flows into Russia’s Lake Baikal and continues to the Arctic Ocean, and the Onon and Kherlen rivers, which flow east to join the Amur before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Over 1,150 species of plants, characteristic of both taiga and steppe, have been identified. Over 50 mammal species, 253 species of birds and 34 species of fish make their home in the Khan Khentii Protected Area. Situated 80km northeast of Ulaanbaatar, Terelj is famous for its unique granite rock formations and pristine alpine scenery, and is a popular destination for tourists based in the capital and for Mongolians on weekend trips. The park lies at an altitude of 1600m and offers activities such as hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, skiing and rock climbing. Terelj is a landscape of transition from Siberian taiga forest to grass steppe. In spring and summer the lush meadows are carpeted with wildflowers, and the mountain pine forests and broad streams make this one of the most beautiful areas in Mongolia.
Zuun Mod Entrance
This entrance is located in the lush of Bogdo Mountains 30 miles west of Ulaanbaatar and well-known as Manzshir Valley. Visitors can hike on forested mountain slopes, wander through meadows streaked with the colors of an ever-changing variety of wildflowers, and explore the ruins of an old monastery, ride horses and browse through a Natural History Museum or take photos wildlife in this national preserve. This is a strictly protected area, where wildlife, including wolves and foxes, is abundant and endangered species of hare and deer are protected from hunting.
Manzshir Monastery and Museum
The monastery enjoys a beautifully stunning setting, being surrounded by a forest of Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica), with a backdrop of natural granite cliffs eroded into ‘tors’ of huge rounded boulders, many thousands fallen from the cliffs to visit to the Museum will introduce you some of the wildlife and natural beauties of the area, before a short walk brigs you to the monastery. This place is also ideal for trekking and hiking. You can see Deer and other rare animals in the vicinity.
Established in 1733, and monastery had over 20 temples and was once home to at least 300 monks.
Another convient entrance to Mt. Bogdo National Park is the beautiful valley of Huree. This valley is an ideal place to pursue outdoor activities and to view wildlife.. The mountains and meadows are perfect for hiking and horseback riding. There is a base ger camp Chinggis Huree at the entrance. The camp offers facilities for archery and other traditional sports. Visitors can tour the huge gers on carts and other props used in filming movie "Chinggis Khan" and visit a museum exhibiting Chinggis Khan artifacts. Visitors can spend the night in the comfort of traditional nomadic dwellings.
Glavially – formed lake
Khagiin Khar Nuur is a picturesque lake, between the Khiidiin Saridag Mountain and Lake Khunkher Uul and Asgat Saridag of the Khentii Mountain Range.
The water of the lake of Khagiin Khar Nuur is about 25 to 30 meters deep and the surface is at an altitude of 1.800 meters above sea level, covering an area of about 4 square km. the lake formed as a result of the glacial action, which occurred during the Quaternary Era, in very recent geological times.
The Kherlen is one of the three famous rivers which rise in the Khentii mountain Range, and it flows for 1,264 kilometers to drain into the lake of Dalai Nuur in China. Amur Catfish, Umber, Mainem, Lenok, Amur Chub, Mirror Carp, Golden Carp, Amur Ide, Pike, Barbel, Spotted Skin Carp and Burbot are all native species of fish in the waters of the river Kherlen. Geese, Duck and birds are found here.
Burkhan Khaldun Uul
This mountain is located on head of the Deed Tars River of head & right joining of the Kherlen River such as Bad & Iluur River with an impressive elevation of 2332 meters above sea level.
Chinggis khan as well as ancient Mongolians have being worshipped this mountain.
This is granite rock as a sitting person with height of 1.7 meters on the little stream channel of the Avdar Mountain, in Sergelen soum Mongolians especially inhabitants of this place have been worshipping it and it has enjoyed folk protection, building house and yard around it.
This mountain is located to the south west of Erdenesant soum and traces of dinosaurs have been reported there.
Khustain Nuruu National park
The mountain has an elevation is 1,842 meters above sea level. The Natural Reserve covers 900 square kilometers, and has been enjoyed state protection since 1993 to conserve bio-diversity and facilitate the re-introduction to the wild of Takhi (Przewalskl’s Wild Horse)- now underway.