Mongolia

Discover the ancient nomadic culture and stunning natural beauty of Mongolia by visiting its hidden gems and participating in its unique activities. Explore the Gobi Desert, attend the Naadam Festival, and taste traditional Mongolian cuisine.

Mongolia

Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Mongolia’s nomadic culture is famous – visitors can sleep in a ger (traditional felt camps), help round up the sheep, ride horses and simply ‘get back to nature’. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.

The Gobi Desert, covering over 500,000 square miles, is one of the largest deserts in the world. This remote and inhospitable region is home to a wide range of wildlife and is a must-visit for nature and adventure lovers.

Mongolia's capital and largest city, Ulaanbaatar, is a hub of culture and commerce. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and temples, shop in its bustling markets, and experience its vibrant nightlife. Located just outside of Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With its rolling hills, lush forests, and clear streams, the park is an ideal spot for hiking, camping, and horseback riding.

This ancient city, Kharkhorin, was the capital of the Mongol Empire during the 13th century. Visitors can explore the ruins of the city's old palace, temples, and monasteries, and learn about Mongolia's rich history and cultural heritage.

This traditional Mongolian festival, Naadam Festival, is held annually in July or August, celebrates the country's nomadic heritage through games such as wrestling, horse racing, and archery. It is a great opportunity to experience Mongolian culture and see locals in traditional attire.

Mongolia, located in East Asia, is a country known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Visitors to Mongolia can experience a unique and authentic adventure by exploring the country's hidden gems and participating in various activities.

Best time to visit

Mid-June – September

Capital

Ulaanbaatar

Primary Language

Mongolian

Must Try Food

Khuushuur (Pronounced Horeshure) – Deep fried mutton parcels

Currency

Tugrik

Time Zone

Mongolian Standard Time (GMT +8)

Top Picks

Gorkhi – Terelj National Park

National Museum of Mongolia

Genghis Square

Erdene Zuu Monastery

Karakoram

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune

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