Capital: Tsetserleg altitude 1691 m
Population: 84584 inhabitants (2011)
Ethnic group: Khalkha
Area: 55 300 km²
Ecosystem: wooded steppe
The province takes its name from the Khangai massif. The average altitude is 2.414 meters and the highest point is the perpetual snow covered peak of the Kharalagtai (3,539 meters). Landscapes of forested mountains and steep cliffs provide a backdrop for this oasis located between the Gobi desert and the Siberian taiga. Visitors to Arkhangai have a wide range of activities to choose from: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing and many more.
The province is abundant in flora and fauna such as black ibex, wild sheep, snow leopards, lynx, musk deer, bears, marmots and foxes as well as 1700 species of plants some of which are renowned for their therapeutic qualities or their extreme rarity.
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (big white lake)
Located at the heart of the Khorgo national park – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur measures 16 km lengthwise and 4 to 6 km in width. It is home to rare species of birds and an ideal place for camping.
This extinct 200 metre high volcano is located east of the lake. The view from the edges of the crater, accessible through the West side is magnificent. One theory is that the lake was formed following an eruption of the Khorgo Uul.
The Tamir river
Running down from the Khangai mountains the Tamir flows through the heart of a vast green and stony plain before joining the Orkhon river.
Tsenkher hot springs
30 km south of the town of Tsetserleg tucked away in a beautiful valley these springs can heat up 86.5 ° C. Containing hydrogen sulfate, these springs are renowned for their many healing properties.
Tsatsiin Ereg is an archaeological site of a rare wealth located in the heart of the green valleys of Arkhangai. Nestled in the hills, this archaeological treasure houses tombs, ancient monuments and cave paintings. Petroglyphs adorn the site: engravings of early tribal life, scenes of wolves chasing goats and deer, and many more.
The town is nestled among surrounding mountains and is one of the most scenic and green in the country. In the courtyard of the Zayan Gegeen monastery (built in 1586) is one of the best museums Mongolia has to offer. There are a range of exhibits from traditional Mongolian life to religious icons to works of local artists.