Mongolia's most vast
steppe is called the Menen steppe, located in the Dornod province, 60 km to the
west of Lake Buir and elevated 600m above sea level. This is one of the biggest
steppes in the world also it is unique because it has largely remained
undeveloped. This vast steppe continues all the way till the east side of
Mongolia, to Dariganga volcano. The Steppe zone stretches to River Khalkh
in the north and lies east of the Khyangan mountain range.
The steppe is divided
into 2 main parts: the north side of Kherlen, the south side of Tamsag. The
lowest point of this steppe in Mongolia lies in the northern area of the
Kherlen. Mongolian famous poet B.Yavuukhulan described the steppe as: “Seeing
the sunrise from closer distance than lassoing the horse is amazing” (it means
Mongolians lasso the horse from very close, looking the sunrise from very close
is more amazing).