Dornod Aimag is the ‘far east’ of Mongolia, a land of romote grassy steppes where Mongolia, China and the Russian Federation meet together.
Dornod Aimag occupies a territory of 123,600 square kilometers and has a population of 74,500 inhabitants. The administrative center is the town of Choibalsan, situated on the banks of Kherlen River, at an altitude of 747 meters above sea level, 655 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolian Dornod Tal
This is dry steppe, unspoiled by man. In 1992 a Strictly Protected Area of 5,704 square kilometers was declared, primarily to safeguard ob example of the large undisturbed steppe ecosystem in the World, and protect one of the greatest wildlife sights in Central Asia-the massive herds of Mongolian Gazelle (Procarpa gutturosa). Herds up to 40,000 strong migrate through the reserve, and between 300,000 and 1,000,000 Mongolian Gazelle live on the steppes of Mongolia.
Lake of Buir Nuur
Buir Nuur os not only a very beautiful lake also the largest on east Mongolia, being 21 kilometers wide, 40 kilometers long and covering 615 square kilometers.
The lake is home to Mirror Carp, Taimen, Chub, Lenok, Amur Graying, Pike, Khadary, Silver Carp, Amur Catfish, Burbot, Whitefish, and Golden Carp. A fishery is developed, and an estimated 300 tones may be landed annually. The main game fish is Amur Carp. Black Stork, White Spoonbill and Little Whimbrel are common.
Complex of Burkhant
About 20 monuments are devoted to the victory of 1939 and soldiers’ graves. The war began in May 1939 when a Japanese army.
Ugtam Uul Natural Reserve
The reserve covers 300 square kilometers in Dornod aimag and has enjoyed protection since 1993. it includes two-holly mountains-Ugtam Uultnd Kharkhan Uul-plus the ruins of an important Buddhist monastery. Ugtam Uul is 1025 meters above sea level. Many rare animals and plants occur, listed on the Red Book of Mongolia.
Bird life of a steppe lake
Khaichiin Tsagaan Nuur is one of the lakes, which lies in the basic of the Ulz river, near to the confluence of the Ulz with the Duch River. At the lake, rare birds listed in the International Red Book and Red Book of Mongolian such as White-naped Crane, Siberian Crane, Whooper Swan, Little Whimbrel and others have been recorded.
Lowest point in Mongolia
Khukh Nuur (blue lake) is a deep body of salty water covering an area of 95 square kilometers. Ir abounds in many rare animals, birds and plants. In the vicinity of this laki is the lowest point in Mongolia: 552 meters above sea level.