Moron

Mörön is the capital and the administrative centre of the province of Khövsgöl. It’s located 690 kilometres (429 miles) from Ulan Bator. Since 2014, a tarred road connects the two cities in 10 to 12 hours approximately. Mörön has an airport and daily flights from and to Ulan Bator. The flight is 1.15 hour long.

Mörön city is at a height of 1280 metres (0,80 mile) in the valley of the Delgermörön River that has its source in Mount Ulaan Taiga, in the extreme Northwest of the province. This valley has been protected as a natural reserve since 2003. Mörön has a museum that proposes a good idea of the local fauna and flora. Some traditional, Buddhist and shamanist costumes are also exposed.

Mörön city has also a hospital, a theatre, a post office, many schools and children gardens, and one of the largest outdoor markets of the country.

The actual population of Mörön is 36000 inhabitants.

History

From 1809 to 1811, Möröngiin Khuree Monastery was built on the banks of the Delgermörön River. One century later, the monastery extended, about 1300 lamas live there and Mörön city formed outside the monastery. This latter was destroyed in 1937, but the city went on flourishing. A new monastery, Danzadarjaa Khiid, was built in the West of the city in the 1990’s.

Climate

A semi-dry climate is rife in Mörön, with long harsh and very dry winters, and short warm summers.