Bogdkhan Mountain in Ulaanbaatar
The 230th Anniversary for Protected Bogdkhan Mountain and the 20th Anniversary for Establishment of the Reserve Protective Administration of Bogdkhan Mountain occurred in this year.
This mountain was officially protected first in 1778 by the initiative of Khure Van Minister (a capital governor) Yundendorj, one of the leading aristocrats of that time. This mountain itself, with its ancient historical and cultural heritage, is located on the southern edge of the capital of Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar. It was once again taken under protection in 1957. The area encompasses 41,651 hectares of land.
The mountain is the southern part of the Khentii mountain range, which is the borderline between the forest steppe and steppe regions, as well as the southern borderland of the larch forest. It also has a special significance in climate formation of the surrounding area.
UNESCO has also proposed to establish a wildlife park in the region, of up to 65,000 hectares. It surrounds Tsetsegun Uul Mountain and contains the Zaisan memorial, Nukht and Manzshir Khiid Monastery. At 2256m, magnificent Tsetseegun is the highest point in the Bogdkhan Uul Range, which dominates the skyline to the south of Ulaanbaatar.