Western Mongolian destination highlight - North Tsenkher cave
The Khoid Tsenkher Cave (Northern Blue Cave), located 90 km south of Khovd city, are well-known for their remarkable cave wall paintings that date from around 20,000 – 15,000 years back to the Paleolithic Age. The largest cave is 15 meters high with a floor area of 12 meters by 18 meters.
On the wall of a passage leading from the entrance of the smaller cave, measuring 10 meters in length and 8 meters in width, there are images of two-humped camels; not far from these there is a collection of various other symbols and images, painted with a white outline and filled in with reddish ochre.
elsewhere in the cave, at a depth of 2 meters, a large number of overlapping symbols and animal shapes can be seen on the walls and ceilings, including images of deer, ibex, woolly mammoths and ostriches, which show the age of painting.
The paintings are an outstanding example of the cave art of the Stone Age and you should not miss it on your travel in Mongolia, if your travel destination goes through Khovd province.
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