The Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation and named for its resemblance to a turtle when viewed from a certain angle. About 10 min drive or accessible on horse back about 30 mins from the ger hotel. This giant rock formation is a popular spot for visitors to the area.
Ariyabal Meditation Temple
Ariyabal meditation temple is
situated in the scenic area of Terelj National Park, 3 km from Turtle Rock.
Buddhist Monks performs meditation ritual for many years amongst beautiful and
tranquil mountains of Terelj National Park. Later the actual meditation temple was built
for the comfort of the monks in the 1990s. Ariyabal meditation temple is
surrounded by scenic mountains with interesting rock formations and sits at top
of the mountain. The entrance of the gate is accessible by car, hiking or on
horseback. The distance between the gate and the actual temple is about 1 km
and it is only accessible by walking. To get to the top, you would cross the
suspension bridge and climb up on 108 stairs, according to Buddhist prayer
beads. This small hike is seen as a
ritual to cleanse one’s sins. The temple, when observed from distance, can be
seen as a beautiful white elephant and the staircase looks as if the dangling
elephant’s trunk. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking
the Terelj National Park.
Zonjin Boldog / The Great Chinggis Statue/
The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40 metre (131 ft 3 in) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km (33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck of the horse, where they can have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 Ger,yurt camps, designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes.
Around the camp, you will come across various shapes and size of rock formations. You can walk around the camp to spot many different shapes of rocks. If you cook carefully you make up various formations.
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