This river drains
from the Khentii Mountains, it is 819 km long and discharges into the Orkhon
river. Both big and small rivers join with the Tuul river. Upstream, the river
is mostly rocky, but around Ulaanbaatar
it is surrounded by a willowy forest. In the 1950s fire wood was used to create
a raft, at this time the water level in the river was much higher.
River Tuul is one
of three famous Mongolian rivers. It will be forever kept sacred in history, it
is also mentioned in the Mongolian secret history frequently.
Since ancient times the river has been
affectionately referred to as "queen Tuul" because Mongolians believe
that the river Tuul is most gracious and forgiving to women.