List of Mongolian Sacred Sites
The following information has been extracted from the
Mongolian Buddhists Protecting Nature Handbook which can be downloaded in English and in Mongolian.
There are over 600 natural sacred sites in Mongolia, including:
1. National (by decree of the President)
1. Otgontenger Mountain (Zavkhan)
2. Bogd Khaan Mountain (Ulaanbaatar)
3. Burkhan Khaldun Mountain (Khentii)
2. Regional (several aimags jointly worship)
1. Bereeven (13 Sansar mountains, rare mountains for Choijoo Naidan
2. Ikh Burkhant (Dornod)
3. Altan Ovoo (Sukhbaatar)
4. Otsol Sansar (30kms from Choir)
5. Darkhan Khan (50kms from Sukhbaatar Centre)
6. Bat-Khan mountain (Tuv, Uvurkhangai & Bulgan provinces)
7. Khogno Khan
9. Suvrag Khairhan
10. Ikh and Baga Khangai (Khangai mountain ranges; on the way to
Bat-Ulzii soum & Kharkhorin soum)
11. Suvrag-Khairhan Uul (Arkhangai)
3. Aimag level
1. Undur Khaan (Khentii)
2. Bayasgalant (Zavkhan):
3. a) Munkh Khaan, b) Altan Ovoo mountain (Sukhbaatar)
4. Ikh Khongor (Gobi-Sumber)
5. a) Ikh Gazryn Chuluu , b) Baga Gazryn Chuluu , c) Gurvan Saikhan
6. Lamtny Ovoo (Tuv)
7. Bulgan Uul (Bulgan)
8. Tsogt Sumber Arkhangai:
9. a) Erdenemandal, b) Khongor Khairkhan, c) Bogd Khairkhan (Ikh Bogd)
10. a) Ulziit mountain, b) Noyon Khairkhan (Uvurkhangai)
11. a) Darkhan Uul, b) Khaliar or Khaidag Uul, c) Noyon Khongor (Darkhan)
12. Bayan-Undur mountain (Orkhon)
13. a).Ulaan Uul (Ulaangom), b) Khan Khokhii Uul, c) Tsagaan Ergiin Ovoo (Uvs)
14. Altai Tavan Bogd mountain ( Bayan-Ulgii)
15. Altan Elst (Zavkhan)
16. a) Uliin Ovoo (Darkhad three soums worship),
b) Renchinlkhumbe (as above),
c) Dayan Deerkh (Bulgan aimag shares with Renchinlkhumbe; Chandmani sums),
17. Eej Khairkhan mountain (Gobi-Altai)
18. a) Amarbayasgalant, Burenkhan, b) Tovkhon Khan mountain (Selenge)
20. Gurvan Saikhan mountain (Umnu-gobi)
21. a) Bayan Bogd (used to be worshipped by Ulaanbadrah soum),
b) Sharilyn Ovoo (south of the aimag center; once worshipped) (Dorno-gobi)
Pages about Mongolian Environmental Wisdom, taken from the Handbook.
The Mongolian Lord of Nature.
Sacred texts, places and ovoos.
Traditional Environmental Law in Mongolia.
The work that the monks, in conjunction with ARC and the World Bank and others, are carrying out to rediscover the sutras about sacred land in Mongolia.
Do you want to support this?
For full contact and address details of Mongolian Buddhist Monasteries, please see page 57 of the
Handbook. And for details of local Development, Environmental and Educational NGOs, please visit pages 58-59 of the
Other links to Mongolian Buddhism and the Environment
Link here to access the news story about the launch of the Mongolian Buddhist Handbook.
here to download the Mongolian Buddhist Handbook in English. (Please note this file is 1.15MB)
here to download the Mongolian version of the Handbook.(A 2MB file.)
Link here to download the guide to the Mongolian Buddhists’ Eight Year Plan (this file is 4.13MB).
Link to Mongolian Case Studies.
here on how to make contact with the Sangha.
To download the A3 poster of a new thangka about Buddhists protecting Nature, link
Brief History of Mongolian Buddhism.
Buddhism and the Environment.
Women in Buddhism in Mongolia.
Key Figures in Mongolian Buddhism.
Key Meetings in Mongolia.
Mongolian Buddhists and Development.
Mongolian Buddhists and Ecology.
Mongolian Buddhist Hunting Ban.
The Lost Sutras.