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Khovsgol Nuur National Park

Listed under National Parks in Mongolia.

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Khovsgol lake is known by Mongolians as their 'blue pearl', and when you see it in embedded in the centre of 838,000 of rich grass and woodland, populated only by horses and yaks, crossed only by nomads and encircled by the sky-piercing, forest-clad Sayan Mountains, you'll see what they mean. The area is known for being unspoiled and having incredibly clean air and water, and it was designated as a national park in 1992. If you like caving, fishing, riding, bird watching or just breathing pure air and soaking up blissfully wild scenery, it's for you. Summer visitors are increasing in numbers, so a Spring visit might be a good idea, despite the fact that it will still be chilly – but the locals say that the area is at its most breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, when the lake ices over and snow covers everything for miles.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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