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Article Šargalžut

Thermal baths in the middle of desolate mountains

Pavel Čáp
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Šargalžut
Inserted: 15.06.2017
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In the middle of the desolate Khangai Mountains, about 50 km northeast of the town of Bayankhongor (Баянхонгор), hot water springs from the ground. Local pastoralists have been using its healing effects for centuries, so a small spa town called utаргалжуут / Shargaljuut has sprung up around the springs.

Access to sources

The spring area with most of the springs is on the opposite bank to the city. Both banks are connected by a small bridge with a kind of colonnade.

Access to sources
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Source area

The border of the spring area is visibly fenced, which is, of course, so that cattle do not climb here, which would nicely mess up the springs and all the water …

Source area
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Between the springs

The whole area is freely accessible to anyone. And although there are numerous footpaths and wooden planks, there is a visitor to be careful where he steps.

Between the springs
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Captured sources

Some springs are captured by boreholes and piped into the valley.

Captured sources
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Thermal spring

Numerous springs are left free to flow and water flows freely from the ground, travels further up the slope and eventually flows into the river.

Thermal spring
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Source No. 14

The individual sources are numbered and usually state what they are treated with. But only for those who can handle Mongolian …

Source No. 14
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Temperature

The temperature of individual springs is different, which is mainly due to the depth from which the water travels and how much time it has to cool down. The warmest springs have up to 95 ° C.

Temperature
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Therapy

The water is also collected directly on the slope and distributed to small cottages, where you can undergo a therapeutic thermal crust. What about the fact that it's all the same water, which differs only in its temperature.

Therapy
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Industrial

Here and there the pipes crack and then it hisses and bubbles everywhere.

Industrial
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Spa

In the center of town there is a fairly luxurious spa house.

Spa
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Living according to taste

But many people prefer chats or classic gers.

Living according to taste
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