Taikhar Chuluu (Taikhar Rock) is one of the tourist attractions when traveling to Arkhangai province. This big 20-meters (66 feet) high rock stands on a bank of Khoid Tamir River in Ikhtamir Soum.
It’s covered with 150 writings in many different languages and dating back from many different periods (runic, Sogd, Uyghur, Mongolian, Nangiad, Tibetan writings). The oldest one is the runic writing, related to Turkish period of the 6th and 7th centuries. An ovoo was placed at its top.
Unfortunately, there are much graffiti on this rock and the old writings almost disappeared. This cliff was formed by separating from the river bank due to millions of years’ continual flow of Khoid Tamir River through granite cape on its northern bank. The government issued a law to protect the rock in 1994. graffiti.