August 28, 2014

1210 MONGOLIA (Arkhangai) - Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Known also as White Lake and located in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia, in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with crystal clear fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano, situated near the eastern end of the lake, blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur at an altitude of 2.060m above sea level. The lake is 16km wide, 4 to 10m deep and 20km in length, a total of 61 sq.meters. The Suman River springs from lake, which supports pike and other fish, and also rare birds,

About the stamp
The stamp is part of a definitives series of four, issued on July 21, 2013, about which I wrote here.

sender: Christina
sent from Ulan Bator (Mongolia), on 04.08.2014

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