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Sainshand town. Capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

THE REGIONS OF MONGOLIA

DORNOGOV AIMAG

SAINSHANS

Архангай аймак Баян-Хонгор аймак. Баян-Улгий аймак. Булган аймак. Дорнод аймак. Дорноговь аймак. Дундговь аймак. Говь-Алтай аймак. Хэнтий аймак. Ховд аймак. Хувсгул аймак. Селенге аймак. Сухэбатор аймак. Тувь аймак. Умнговь аймак. Увс аймак. Увурхангай аймак. Завхан аймак.


Dornogovi aimag is situated in the South-East of the country and borders on the South with the People's Republic of China. This wide area is a semi-desert zone, with a hard and sandy soil.
 

Sainshand (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia. It is located in the eastern Gobi desert steppe, on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Population 20,000. Elevation 938m. One of Mongolia's most dusty and dry aimag capitals, Sainshand (Good Pond) is important primarily because of it's location. The city was founded in 1931 and was called Tushet Khan aimag during Manchu rule. It is on the main rail line to China, and not far from the Chinese border.
 

  • Sainshand City Museum. This recently renovated museum houses some interesting items. There are plenty of stuffed Gobi animals, a collection of sea shells and marine fossils (Dornogov was once beneath the sea) and some dinosaur fossils. The history section includes some eulogies to Manzav, the local baatar (hero) who distinguished himself fighting for Mongolian independence during the 1921 revolution. Look out also for the 13th century wooden breastplate worn by a Mongol soldier in Korea and the Morin Khuiir (horse-head fiddle), from 1940, decorated with carved images of Lenin and Sukhbaatar.
     
  • Museum of Danzanravjaa. Noyon Khutagt Danzanravjaa (1803-56), a well-known Mongolian writer, composer, painter and medic, was born about 100km south-west of Sainshand. The museum has a collection of gifts presented to Danzanravjaa by Chinese and Tibetan leaders, costumes used in his plays, Buddhist statues presented to him by the 10th Dalai Lama, and some of his paintings. He was also very interested in traditional medicine, so the museum has a collection of herbs. Look out for the jar in front of his statue, which contains the Danzanravjaa's bones; the poet's mummified body was burned along with his monastery in the 1930s.
     
  • Dashchoilon Khural Khiid (Dashchoilon Khural Monastery). This monastery, opened in 1991, is in a large walled-compound at the northern end of the central district. There is an active temple, and though visitors are welcome, photographs are not allowed inside. The 25 monks are very friendly.
    Khar Uul. If you have time on your hands, locals recommend the two-to-three-hour hike out to Khar Uul (Black Mountains), south-west of town. Take lots of water - this is the Gobi, after all.
     
  • Khamaryn Khiid (Khamaryn Monastery). This new monastery, an hour's drive South of Sainshand, has grown up around the cult of Danzanravjaa, whom many local people believe to have been a living god. His image is sewn into a carpet that hangs in the main hall. The original monastery and three-story theatre, built by Danzanravjaa in 1821, was destroyed in the 1930s. The surroundings hold meditation caves and retreats used by Danzanravjaa and his students.
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Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

Photo. Sainshand town (Mongolian: ) is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia.

 

 

- Dornogovi aimag

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- Sainshand town. The administrative center.

- Khamaryn Khiid (Khamaryn Monastery).
 

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