More photos in the vicinity:
Landscape near Khorgo Volcano
Chuluut River Canyon

In the background you see Tsagaan Nuur, a freshwater lake whose water empties into a tributary of Selenge Moron, Mongolia's largest river system. The lake was formed when lava blocked the Sumangiin Gol, which has cut a deep canyon through the basalt.
Tsagaan Nuur
Date: Jul 19, 2004
Longitude: 99 49.37'
Latitude: 48 8.30'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08