Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

Turkic Stone Man locates in Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain in Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain in Western Mongolia

Bayan-Γ–lgii β€’ Mongolia β€’ 3281 m

Shiveet Mountain is located in the far western province of Bayan-Ulgii in Mongolia. This mountain holds great significance as a sacred area throughout history. Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain is adorned with approximately 10,000 petroglyphs, numerous human statues, and Turkic stone men. The majority of these carvings are situated in the lower sections of Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain, scattered on rocks along the east banks of the Khar Salaa River.

These rock etchings offer glimpses into various aspects of life, showcasing scenes from ancient hunters, early Mongol warriors, and the societal development of that era. The site features standing Turkic stone men, alongside numerous burial mounds, ritualistic stones, and statues. Beyond its cultural significance, the mountain is a habitat for diverse wildlife, including the majestic Argali, ibex, snow leopards, wolves, eagles, and various bird species.

Exploring Shiveet Mountain, visitors can expect to witness eagles, birds, and, if fortunate, encounters with some of the local wildlife, such as sheep.