Situated 35km north of the main road in the northwest of Tsenkhermandal Soum, Khentii Aimag, Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake holds great historical and natural importance in Mongolia. The name, translated as “Blue Lake of Black Heart,” refers to this freshwater lake comprised of two interconnected lakes, located at an elevation of 1675m above sea level.

On the lakeshore, you will discover intricately crafted wooden monuments dedicated to the 840th birth anniversary of Genghis Khan. These remarkable woodworks depict the 36 golden lineage Khans of Genghis Khan, with the central piece prominently featuring Genghis Khan himself, along with his father, Esukhei, mother, Oulen, and queen, Borte Ujin. The memorial complex consists of 50 wooden sculptures, including depictions of nine of Genghis Khan’s esteemed generals positioned on either side of the main gate. These sculptures are accompanied by inscriptions in both English and Mongolian, providing details about their notable achievements and specific events from that era.

Not only does Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake hold historical significance, but it also offers breathtaking scenery, surrounded by lush vegetation and abundant wildlife in the nearby mountains. Nature lovers and history enthusiasts alike will find this place to be a picturesque destination.

According to Mongolian history, the southern shore of the lake is where Temuujin was declared the khaan of the united tribes of Mongolia in 1189. It was at this location that he earned the illustrious title of “Genghis Khan,” signifying “Oceanic Great King.” The Secret History of Mongols book further mentions other place names such as Lake Khukh, Mount Kharzurkh, and Sengur Gorkhi, underscoring the area’s rich historical significance.