A land with breath-taking views and extraordinary landscapes, Mongolia is a beautiful country landlocked between Russia on its north and China on its south, east and west. Mongolia has tons to offer in terms of magnificent landscapes, shimmering lakes, ancient ruins and temples, a rich history, ample of wildlife, and the distinctive culture. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and largest city of Mongolia. A country with one of the lowest population density in the world, the vast and majestic emptiness of Mongolia offers visitors a close communion with nature and its unique nomadic lifestyle.
Mongolia was ruled by various nomadic tribes, including the Xianbei, the Xiongnu, and others, for thousands of years, before the powerful Mongol Empire was formed in 1206 AD, under the leadership of Genghis Khan. Under Genghis Khan and his descendants, the empire flourished, as they amassed territories stretching all the way from Korea to Hungary. Eventually, Mongolia was taken over by China’s Qing Dynasty until it collapsed in 1911. Mongolia then went under Soviet influence, and remained so until 1990, when it had its first democratic elections, thus getting rid of communist rule.
A major chunk of Mongolia’s population follows Buddhism, while the remaining are either Christians, Muslims or are non-religious. While the official language of the country is Mongolian, languages like Kazakh and other Mongolian dialects are also spoken. The climate in Mongolia is generally dry, with short, mild summers and long, extreme winters.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast or an adventure lover (or even if you’re not), Mongolia is the ideal holiday spot for you. Right from motorcycling in the Gobi desert, to experiencing the majestic Trans-Siberian rail journey, to camping with nomads, Mongolia is bound to leave you with some unforgettable memories. You can also enjoy other exhilarating activities such as horse-riding, mountain-biking, hiking, yak carting, and fly-fishing. A land home to the sprawling Gobi desert, snow-capped mountains, and dramatic valleys, Mongolia is the ultimate destination for an exciting, offbeat and unforgettable holiday.
A land with breath-taking views and extraordinary landscapes, Mongolia is a beautiful country landlocked between Russia on its north and China on its south, east and west. Mongolia has tons to offe...