Khurgui Valley

Khurgui Valley

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Khurgui Valley (Khurguin Khundii) is located 40km west of Shiliin Bogd Mountain, on the way back to Dariganga. Here a dozen or so ancient (pre-Chinggis Khaan) stone statues lay on the ground. The origins of these statues are debated: they are thought to either represent famous people from the region, or they were built to commemorate local women who jumped off a nearby mountain because they were forced to marry men they didn't love each other. You will have to rely on your driver to find the statues and to locate Bichigtiin Skhakhaa, a pretty canyon about 2km away.