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Overview to Mongolia: Travel Guide and Tourist Information


A vast and strikingly empty place, Mongolia is arguably one for the backpacking purists. Those who do travel the country, though, experience breathtaking scenery everywhere, and get in touch with a nomadic way of life that’s largely died out elsewhere in the modern world.

That’s not to say that there’s a lack of facilities for the traveler. On the contrary, Mongolia is ready to host visitors with welcoming hospitality. Tour guides and travelers’ camps provide countless ecotravel opportunities and packages designed to shed light on nomadic traditions.

Such guides often trek around scenery that is as diverse as it is impressive. From arid desert to lush mountains, Mongolia allows for all those adventure sports associated with its landscape: trekking, canoeing, mountain-biking and, especially, horse-riding.

Most travelers do head to the comparative development of the capital Ulaanbaatar to begin with. Those who chose to stay for a few days before pushing off into the wilds, tend to uncover a surprisingly interesting city misrepresented by its drab communist façade.

Although Ulaanbaatar has the unenviable record of being the coldest city in the world, that’s not to say it’s cold all year round: summers are actually quite warm, it’s just that winters are astoundingly freezing… But then, this is Mongolia, in all its wild desolation, after all!