Khentii Mountains

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Khentii Mountains
Хэнтийн нуруу
Khentii Mountains is located in Mongolia
Khentii Mountains
Highest point
Peak Asralt Khairkhan
Elevation 2,800 m (9,200 ft)
Geography
Country Mongolia
Aimags Khentii, Töv and Dornod
Range coordinates 48°47′00″N 109°10′01″E / 48.7833°N 109.167°E / 48.7833; 109.167Coordinates: 48°47′00″N 109°10′01″E / 48.7833°N 109.167°E / 48.7833; 109.167
Rivers

The Khentii Mountains (Mongolian: Хэнтийн нуруу) are a mountain range in the Töv and Khentii Provinces in North Eastern Mongolia. The chain overlaps the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area and includes Mongolia's sacred mountain, Burkhan Khaldun, which is associated with the origin of Genghis Khan.

The range forms the watershed between the Arctic Ocean (via Lake Baikal) and the Pacific Ocean basins. Rivers originating in the range include the Onon, Kherlen, and Tuul.

The legendary Mongol Genghis Khan is thought to have chosen a resting place in the Khentii Mountains, called the Great Taboo, or Ikh Khorig, by the Mongols. The area is thought to be where Khan may be entombed.[1]

References

  1. ^ Craig, Erin (19 July 2017). "Why Genghis Khan's tomb can't be found". BBC. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
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