Khanui river

by Guest / 11.18.2018 / 67

Places where the river runs: Chuluut, Ikh Tamir, Undur Ulaan, Erdene Mandal and Khairkhan soums of Arkhangai province and Bayan-Agt and Khutag-Undur soums of Bulgan province

Source of the river: N47°25°, E100°32°

End of the river: N49°20°, E102°34° (Junction of Selenqe River and Khanui River)

Length of the river: 421 km

The Khanui River begins from the north of the Khangai range and flows into the Selenge river. The drainage basin of the river is 14620 sq km. Khanui River valley is 1-3 km wide until Khunui river, then the valley becomes a more narrow basaltic canyon with 20-30m deep. This area was covered by basalt as south and north Khuis-Mandal volcanoes exploded in early time; then the canyon has created through erosion. Moreover, the Ikh Khar Togoo and the Baga Khar Togoo volcanoes in the north of the Khanui River exploded and the magma from those volcanoes covered Khonjor steppe. Then Khanui River made a deep canyon on the basalt surface. Forests grow along the canyon and there are also some small caves. Among the caves, Namdagiin cave and Sudartai caves were used instead of homes for some monks. The Khanui river is 20-30 m wide at the beginning, but becomes 50-80 km wide by the end. The depth of the river also increases at the end up to 2.5 m. The Khanui river freezes in November. In spring, ice movement on the river lasts from 2-3 days up to 2-3 weeks. The Khanui River valley has a lot of historical memorials such as the Ruins of Khar Khul King, the memorial in Shiveet Ulaan, the wall of Buubei hero, the tumuli and deer stone statues in Khanui river valley, the rock paintings of the Balig River and the deer stone statues in Khaltar River valley.