13-Apr-2004 -- Khentii Aimag (province) is not only steeped in history for being the motherland of the great Chingis Khan, but a stunning province of beautiful landscape and birdlife.
While in the vicinity, I decided to make a wee detour to this confluence. Must go down as one of the more easily accessible points (that is if you are in Khentii Aimag, Mongolia anyway) and the great CK himself would even have been impressed with the speed and efficiency that we found this one in. Bayanbulag is unfortunately a ghost town of the past now, having been vacated in the mid 1990s. Once a thriving agriculture centre, it no longer boasts such status and all the families have moved with their homes into the nearby soum (district) centre of Omnodelger – most notably known locally for being the home of one of Mongolia’s greatest national wrestlers – Bat-Erdene. It’s best to head for there.
Like a genuine Mongolian direction, you just follow the telegraph poles north east out of Omnodelger for 14.4km and then about 200m north of the line is your point.
A quick round of photos and we were off again.
For all you Chingis Khan enthusiasts - 2006 is the year to head over, as it is the 800th anniversary of his crowning as Khan (king) and there are many festivals and celebrations planned for that summer. I’m sure there will still be a few primary confluences around in the area too!