The western Mongolian Khovd province extends from the southwestern border of Mongolia with China northward between Bayan-Ulgiy province. The administrative center is Khovd city which is 1250 km from Ulaanbaatar capital city. With a population of 89,900 inhabitants, Khovd province is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, including Khalkh, Zakhchin, Torgoud, Kazakh, Ould, Mingad, Durvod and Uriankhay. There are many cultural differences between the different Mongolian ethnic groups in Khovd province, and each with their own distinctive literary, cultural, artistic, and musical traditions.
Land of Khovd province is very contrast with high, snow peaked mountains, big rivers, canyons, deserts, huge lakes and trees. There are some high peaks of Altai mountain range in Khovd province. 20% of the territory of Khovd is desert and semi-desert. The mix of desert rock, salt lake, snowy peaks and Kazakh culture makes Khovd one of the most beautiful and appealing provinces in Mongolia. The province is rich in historical, cultural sites and beautiful places, such as:
Munkh-Khairkhan Mountain- 4362m high, the highest point of Khovd province, and second highest mountain in Mongolia. The peak is known locally as Tavan Khumit.
Tsambagarav Mounatain- 4202m high, one of the most glorious snowcapped peaks in Mongolia.
Tsenkher cave - ancient cave paintings inside, which are approximately 15,000 years old (some sources say 40,000). It is interesting to note that both mammoths and ostriches are depicted on the walls, proving that both lived in Mongolia up to approximately 15,000 years ago.
Black Water Lake - the second largest freshwater lake (15,800 sq km) in Mongolia and it is the perfect habitat for wild ducks, geese, wood grouse, partridges and seagulls, including the rare relict gull and herring gull.
Khovd province is the one of major tourist attraction region and every year tourist number is increasing. Approving this information, 6900 tourist visited in this province in 2009 and 16000 tourists have traveled in this area in 2010. The first hotel in Khovd province was Buyant hotel was built in 1981 in the province center. Nowadays, four more Khovd hotels such as Tengis hotel, Grand hotel, Myangan Ugalzat hotel and Tsambagarav hotel have been serving for local and foreign tourists. These Khovd accommodations have 5-25 rooms and 9-45 beds. Room types are standard, semi deluxe and deluxe. Main facilities are restaurant, bar, karaoke and billiard. Hotels Khovd room types are standard, semi deluxe and deluxe. Normally deluxe and semi deluxe rooms are more suitable for tourists, because have shower, bath, fridge, jug kettle and cable TV inside of room. Standard rooms mostly have beds more than 2 and separate shower and bathroom.
However, as it is almost impossible to book local hotels directly, Mongolian Online Hotels Network is connected with hotels in every province. So you can book your Local Hotel online and we will be the bridge between YOU and your local HOTEL.
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