Khujirt Resort

Khujirt Resort

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South of Erdene Zuu, Khujirt is a small, soporific town noted for its mineral hot springs and health resort. There's not much else to see here, except for the tiny Gandan Piljeling Khiid, which has a contingent of 15 part-time monks. Most travellers pass through the town en route to the waterfall Orkhon Khiirkhree. There are some interesting grave sites worth looking out for a couple of kilometres out of town on the road to Kharkhorin.

The road between Kharkhorin and Khujirt (a bumpy 54km) is one of the best places in the country to see falcons and hawks,particularly the saraa (moon) hawk. If you are ever likely to get a photo of one of these birds, this is the place.