Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall
Lush green Orkhon valley encompasses an extensive area of pastureland on both banks of Orkhon river like blue snake flowing in the middle and includes numerous archaeological remains from imperial Mongol power dating back to the sixth century C.E. In the history of central Asia, Orkhon valley served as the seat of the imperial power of the nomads and pastoral societies. Orkhon river rises from the heavily forested slope of the Hangai mountain range and flows to Selenge river with length of 1125 kilometers. In 2004, Orkhon valley was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage as cultural landscape due to a home for centuries to major political, trade, cultural religious activities of successive nomadic empire.
The largest waterfall in Mongolia was formed both result of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20 Mio years ago. Mongolians named “Red flows” due to the water drops over the edge with height over 20 meters. Flows of Orkhon river created 130km long canyon through the lava plateau which you can climb down about 20 meters to the bottom of gorge.