The mountain looming over Ulaanbaatar to the south is the first protected mountain in the world, since 1778.
Because of its religious significance, this beautiful mountain has been untouched for centuries in terms of utilizing its resources and hunting animals. Worshipping ceremony of the mountain was interrupted from 1921 to 1995. However, the ceremony has been restored in the latter years.
This mountain is on the boundary of a steppe and forest-steppe natural zone. The mountain also marks the Southern border of the Siberian forest and Mongolian forests. The Bogd Khan strictly protected place has an area of 416 square km and the highest point is Tsetsee Gun which is 2256 meters above sea level.