Khan Khentii Mountain National Park
This is the native land of Genghis Khan and contains many important historical and cultural sites. Khan Khentii is covered with forests, taiga, and mountain forest steppe. It is the land described in The Secret History of Mongols, a literary monument of the nation, and is a protected area located northeast of the capital city. Khan Khentii Mountain National Park is one of the Mongolian natural and historical treasures, declared by UNESCO as world heritage site.
Black Heart Blue Lake (Huh Nuur)
At this place in 1189, a ceremony was held conferring the title of Genghis Khan to the young Temuujin who thus became the King of the Mongols. Not far from the lake, is a trace from the 15 meter wide ger that was Genghis’ dwelling. The land around the lake is a region of taiga forest zone and a vast depression surrounding mountain ranges.
Ancestor’s Wall (Uglugchiin Kherem)
Ancestor’s Wall is located in 45km southwest of Batshireet soum. The wall is approximately 3 feet wide, 8-10 feet high and 4.78 miles in length. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century and remains to this day in remarkable condition. The archeologists believe that Ancestor’s Wall may be a burial place of great Mongolian figures, such as Genghis or Kubilai Khan. Mongolian-American joint expedition team "Genghis Khan" discovered apprx. 60 tombs near the wall in 2003-2005.
Deluun boldog, Birthplace of Genghis Khan
For his 800th birthday, a statue of Genghis Khan was erected in 1962 at Deluun Boldog; a place believed to be the great khan's birthplace, close to what is today Dadal soum, an attractive wooded area in North-west Khentii region.