Khyargas Lake

The Khyargas lake is one of the four lakes which cover more than 1000 square. Khyargas lake is elevated at 1023 m above sea level that is in the south of Uvs province, descended from tectonics, covered 1406.8 km2 square, 75 km length, 31 km width, 253.8 km length shore, 92 m depth of water nearby yellow berry line and in other places about 40-50 m depth in there. Khan Khukhii Mountain laying behind of Khyargas Lake is damaged from rainwater thus there are many creeks and chutes. And the south side of the Khyargas lake looks so beautiful that seems jutting the marble white rocks. Khyargas lake has many kinds of fishes that are pikes, herrings of Altai, herrings of Nokhoi and the migratory birds, which are rare, foregather mostly in the surround of the lake thus there is a gorgeous native land wherever unrepeatable.

              Khyargas Nuur National Park, based on a salt lake amid desert and scrub grass, provides an attractive summer home for birds but sees little tourist traffic.
On the northwestern side of Khyargas Nuur, there is a cold spring that dribbles out of the mountain – locals say drinking from it has health benefits. Five kilometres further on is Khar Temis, an old Soviet holiday camp that is falling into disrepair, but popular with holidaying Mongolians. It has a number of spartan four-bed rooms, half of which have balconies facing the lake. The sandy beach by the main road here is a surreal sight, given that it's about 2000km from the nearest coastline.
The main attraction of the lake is over the other side, though. Khetsuu Khad is an enormous rock sticking out of the water that attracts migratory cormorant birds. The birds arrive in April and hatch their young in large nests built on the rock. When the chicks hatch, their squawking is constant and deafening. The aura created by the white cliffs, shrill birds and the prevailing smell of guano makes you feel as if you’ve arrived at the ocean. By mid-September the cormorants are off, migrating back to their wintering grounds in southern China.

 

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