DUUTYN KHAD (DUUT ROCK)


Duutyn Khad is situated near Mount Tuvkhun 20km south from the centre of Delgerkhaan Soum, Tuv Aimag. A poem by Tsogt Taij was carved on this rock, known as “Tsogtyn Khadnii Bichig” (Rock Inscription of Tsogt Prince) in 1624. The rock has a root deep under the surface of the ground and it produces a sound when it was bitten, that is why this rock is called “Duutyn Khad”. The inscription 380 years ahead of time was perfectly preserved until today.  The meaning of the 30-row poem is that “although their appearances are different, both thief and wolf has a common desire of greediness…”. At the end of the inscription, it said this poem was written on the rock by Daichin Khia and Guyin Baatar in 18th of January, 1624. Many petro glyphs can be found around this rock. In 1971 this important memorial was announced as a zone under State Protection.