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Dornod Mongolyn Tal

Dornod Great Steppe
Dornod Tal

east mongolia

The Great Eastern Steppes

Eastern Mongolia is made up of a vast area of steppe, or grassland. The traveler is astonished by the incredible diversity of landscapes, plants, and fauna as soon as they approach this environment.
Dornod Mongol is home to one of the world’s last great plain ecosystems, with a delicate ecology that requires protection and conservation of its endangered flora and animals. Meandering rivers, enormous wetland areas punctuated by magnificent lakes, swaths of multi-colored wild flowers, huge herds of white-tailed gazelle, and approximately 330 bird species, including the uncommon white-naped crane and birds of prey like eagles and hawks, can all be found here. Camps of nomadic herdsmen dot the terrain, unaltered since Genghis Khan’s time.
Many historical monuments, ruins, and relics add to this land’s distinctive tapestry, providing visitors with a unique insight into this intriguing country’s rich history. Dornod Aimag is the largest grassy steppe in eastern Mongolia, covering 123,600 km2 and bordering Mongolia, China, and the Russian Federation. The aimag is bisected by the Kherlen and Ulz rivers, which run east. There are also wetlands and lake areas, with Lake Buir in the far east being the largest. The Dornod Tal, or plain, is one of the world’s largest-and last-unspoiled steppe ecosystems, and the Mongolian gazelle’s primary habitat. On the Dornod Tal, not far from Choibalsan, gazelle herds of up to 100,000 can be seen on their regular migrations. There is also a diverse range of flora and fauna, including colorful grassland wildflowers, Eurasian otter, Ussurian moose, and rare birds such as the big black water shrike. The Genghis Khan Wall, which dates back to the Mongol Empire and spans hundreds of kilometers, is one of Dornod Aimag’s most notable historical features. The large mosaic Buddha constructed in the 13th century, which is located in Khalkhgol Sum, is also historically significant (administrative unit). Dornod Aimag was the scene of a series of pivotal engagements in 1939 that prevented a Japanese invasion.