Mongolia Travel Guide
Location: East Asia
Area: 1,564,116 km² (603,909 sq. mi)
Population: About 3.06 million
Currency: Tögrög (MNT)
Time Zone: UTC+8
Administrative Division: Ulaanbaatar & 21Provinces
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, Shamanism
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Visitors can experience the local culture and activities there, such as horse-riding, camel-riding, and climbing. Mongolia is famous for its beautiful natural views and unique ethic flavor.
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★ Top Destinations & Attractions
Ulaanbaatar: Genghis Khan Square, Zaisan Hill, Mongolian Natural History Museum, Lake Khovsgol, National Museum of Mongolia
Sainshand: Gobi Desert
Karakorum: Erdene Zuu Monastery, ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum
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The best time to visit Mongolia is from May to September, when the temperature is comfortable. However, winter clothing also should be prepared because of the strong wind and the difference in temperature between day and night. It is necessary to bring clothes like coats, wind coat, cotton and down jacket.See also Mongolia Weather Ulaanbaatar Weather Best Time to Visit Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia owns an international airport named “Chinggis Khaan International Airport”, as well as railways and highways. It’s possible to arrive at Chinggis Khaan International Airport from Beijing, Moscow and Berlin. There are lots of means of transportation for travelling within the country, such as hiking, cycling, rental car, horse-riding and buses (See also Ulaanbaatar Bus & Ulaanbaatar Transportation).
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It’s necessary to prepare enough mineral water because the water on grassland has a high salt and alkali content which is not easy to be adapted.
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This country used to be ruled by several nomadic peoples in history, such as Xiongnu, Xianbei, Rouran, Turkic and Khitan. Chinggis Khan founded the Mongolian Empire in 1206, which used to be the largest country all over the world. Then his grandson, Kublai Khan, founded the Yuan Empire in 1271. In 1368, the invasion of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of the Ming Dynasty led to the collapse of the Yuan Empire. Finally, the regime was divided into three parts, one of which was incorporated into the Former Soviet Union in 1944. The other two parts were respectively Inner Mongolia of China and the independent regime of Mongolia.
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Most parts of the country are covered with grassy steppe, and the arable land is limited. The highest point is the Khuiten Peak, 4,653 meters (15,266 ft) high. With mountains to the north and the west and the Gobi Desert to the south, almost all nationals are nomadic and semi-nomadic. Lake Hovsgul is the most famous river in the country.