Mörön

Mörön is the capital of Hövsgöl, and a usual stopover en route due to its central location in the province.

Understand

Mörön, whose name means River in Mongolian, was established as the administrative center of Khövsgöl Aimag (Province) on the site of a monastery in 1933. The Murungiin Khuree Khiid Monastery was built in 1809 and had a population of 2,500 monks at its peak. It was destroyed during religious purges in 1937. A new monastery was built in the 1990s, with maybe 40 monks. Today there are several museums and a large collection of deer stones 20 km outside of town, though most people simply pass through Mörön on their way to Lake Khövsgöl.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°C) -14.5 -9.3 0.8 9.9 18.2 22.9 23.4 21.9 16.7 7.6 -3.7 -12.1
Nightly lows (°C) -28.8 -25.8 -15.9 -6.4 1.2 7.5 10.1 7.6 0.4 -8.0 -18.0 -25.6
Precipitation (mm) 1.3 1.0 0.8 7.0 15.3 42.6 59.6 54.1 17.5 5.3 1.9 1.4

NOAA (1961-1990)

Get in

By Plane

Statue of monk who tried to fly with homemade wings in the 1930s

Fly daily from Ulaanbaatar for about $150USD (you can fly on to Khövsgöl Nuur on the same plane if this is your destination). Located only 5 km from the city center, this is one of the busiest airports in Mongolia outside UB with 3 flights a day during the summer.

Museum and theatre on central square

Get around

The town is small enough to walk around.

See

Mörön Monastery

Buy

Eat

Mörön statue

Drink

Don't forget Wednesdays are alcohol free. So stock up on Tuesday and drink at home, if you are so inclined.

Sleep

Connect

Enjoy the 3G coverage of Mobicom in the city limits, or visit 50 100 Hotel for WiFi.

Go next

Lake Hovsgol

Go to Lake Hovsgol.

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