The Elsen Tasarhai located in Burd Soum in Ovorkhangai aimak 280 km west of Ulaanbaatar .The area is surrounded by sand dunes, hills covered with rare bushes and a small forest near a river. Together this presents a unique combination of Mongolian mountains, forests and Gobi-type landscape in one location. This area is located 80 km east of Kharkhorin, the ancient Mongolian capital. The area is populated by Maral stag (elk), wolves, deer and fox. You can also see lizards and insects typical of the Gobi.