Travel destinations of Govi-Altai aimag

Travel destinations of Govi-Altai aimagTraces of huge rhinoceros from the Paleogene period was found in Khaliun and Biger sums of Govi-Altai aimag, and in Altain Sum's Khaich Mountain, Ulaan Ganga, Eej Khairkhan Mountain, Bugat Sum's Bungiin River. Also traces of ancient birds, shells, elephants belonging to Miocene epoch, Neogene period and ancient horse belonging to Paleocene epoch had been found from one spot in Shargyn Govi. 32% of the aimag is part of the gobi strictly protected area which is divided into A and B sections.

A section covers 45,149 sq km area starting at the state southern borders that lie in Bayankhongor and Govi-Altai aimags and continuing for 100km up to the north. Idrengiin Mountains, Atas, Chingis, Segs Tsagaan Bogd, Arslan Khairkhan, Shiveet Ulaan, Lanzat, Tsaviluur, Khar Range, Khutsyn Shand and other areas like Nomin, Tsenkher Gobi lie in this A section.

B section is located in 250km from the Altai City and covers 8,000 sq km area starting at the state southern border at Khovd and Govi-Altai aimags. Altain southern Gobi, Zuun Gobi, Baruun Khuurai, Bor Tsonjiin Gobi, Khonin Us's Gobi lie within the territory of the B section.

Total area of the Gobi strictly protected area is 53,117km² and it is considered to be one of the biggest protected areas in the world. It has been registered as states strictly protected area since 1975. The strictly protected and natural reserve areas have many mountains such as Khasagt Khairkhan, state worshiped Sutai, Alag Khairhan, Burkhan Buudai Mountain, Eej Khairhan Mountain and Sharga-Mankhan Field.

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