Darkhan province was built in 1961 as an industrial center in the North and Darkhan-Uul province was established in 1994. With a population of 75 000 inhabitants, Darkhan is the second largest city of Mongolia The province's territory is located 700 meters above sea level and 230km from Capital Ulaanbaatar. It is located along the Mongolian railway linking the north and south of Mongolia. Even if it is located in the heart of the province of Selenge, the city is considered a municipality in its own right. Darkhan-Uul province is the major agricultural producer in Mongolia with rich resources for agricultural development. Darkhan has rich natural resources and mineral deposits as well as an abundance of vegetation and wildlife. There are protected animals such as sable, deer, elk, beaver, and the sturgeon, which are registered in the Red Book. Darkhan was built as the foundation for Mongolia's major industries, particularly construction materials.
Darkhan-Uul province lies between the Khangai and Khentii mountain ranges in the Orkhon and Selenge is vast river valleys. In the 32,750 square kilometers of this province there are many places of natural beauty, and a few sightseeing. Darkhan is in the part of Selenge province and that's why tourist attractions don't relate with this region.
Museum of Darkhan-Uul - named the Traditional Museum of Folk Art contains a well laid out collection of archaeological findings, traditional clothing, religious artifacts and a few obligatory stuffed animals.
Kharagiin Khiid.- most interesting sight in Darkhan is the Kharagiin monastery. Housed in a pretty log cabin in the old town, it has recently become very active. With a host of protector deities and a tree encased in blue khadag silk scarves, the monastery has the feel of a pilgrimage center.