10 Reasons to visit Mongolia
Untouched. Unspoiled. Unexplored. is the best way to describe MONGOLIA. When was the last time you travelled to a place that is less heard of or less explored? Being located between Russia and China, Mongolia is the second-largest landlocked country in the world.
“Mongolia – The land of Eternal Blue Skies” is a rugged region with its remarkable scenic overland from central lush green steppes to the Gobi Desert in the south. The Siberia wilderness in the north and its high mountain range with the lake dotted basin. Being the last nomadic frontier, it surely gives you more than 10 reasons to Travel to Mongolia.
Before we talk about how you can travel Mongolia and experience its off-beat adventure from the western eagle huntress to the eastern land of Chinggis Khan.
Let us give you only 10 reasons why should consider Mongolia in your travel bucket list.
10. MONGOLIAN CUISINE
Mongolia has a limited source of ingredients, as the cuisine is much influenced by the continental climate. Meat, dairy product and crabs are the staple diet of nomadic cuisine. The meat of horse, yak, beef, lamb and even camel is consumed as delicacies.
Little sheep hot pot
Mongolian Beef & Rice
Though is not everyone’s favourite, yet it is unique and special. For vegetarian and vegan, no need to get conscious as there are Mongolian and other different cuisines available though the option is still limited. But this is something you can’t miss.
With Takhi horses riding at the east, reindeer roaming the north, golden eagles soaring in the west and two-humped camels wandering the deserts of the south. Travellers can trek through this natural habitat in the hope of finding these incredible creatures. You might also spot the beautiful snow leopard and the Siberian Ibexes as they are rare to find.
8. THE HISTORICAL LAND OF CHINGGIS KHAN
The God of Mongolia
Known as the founding father of the nation, Chinggis Khan is the first man to conquer and create the largest empire in the world. In Mongolia, he is a god. Learn more on the trail of Chinggis Khan as you travel toward eastern Mongolia, he is everywhere…
7. OFFBEAT ROADING
Mongolia is the perfect place to fulfil your old desire to go off-roading, the untouched land with fewer people around. You can have the whole place to yourself to explore while the landscape changes every mile as you travel across the paved road.
6. DRAMATIC LANDSCAPE
Mongolia is renowned for its change in a beautiful landscape, the vast land of steppes with the dramatic mountains and the open-air sky, 250 sunny days in a year. Now you know why it is called “the land of clear blue sky”. In the evening, you will experience the cliffs are on fire as the sun bows to the moon – to give a clear display of star as closer as if you can touch them!
5. STAYING IN GER CAMPS
Live like local
Mongolia is the last existing nomadic frontiers in the world; these nomads still live in the traditional tents known as Gers or yurts. You can always experience living like nomads or staying in luxurious ger resorts. Don’t miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the traditional Mongol daily life.
4. EAGLE HUNTERS
These intimidating creatures are taken straight from the nest, train to be majestic Golden Eagle to hunt prey as huge as wolves. Mongolia rather have them as a pet than any other, do witness the Kazakh Eagle Festival at the far west of Altai Mountain in October.
Golden Eagle Festival
You never know you might get a chance to click a few shots with these incredible Eagle Hunters.
3. NAADAM FESTIVAL
From the serious wrestling action, the fastest horse riding, and to the sharpest archery, who wouldn’t want to visit the world’s oldest festival?
National festival of Mongolia
One of the biggest events in the Mongolian Calendar, the Naadam festival is a 3-day event where you can experience the core culture of Mongolian tradition.
It takes places all over the country in July and the largest gathering in the capital – Ulaanbaatar.
2. DINOSAUR FOSSIL
We have only seen these extinct creatures in movies and documentaries, but what if we say you can hunt this fossil-like Indiana Jones? Yes, you heard it right. Mongolia is the only place in the world where you can find fossils, as you stroll around in Bayanzag Flaming Cliff and you spot a dino – fossil. How cool that would be, isn’t it?
Hunt like Indian Jones
1. GOBI DESERT
The closer and deeper you walk into the 5th largest desert in the world, the unsolved mystery of the singing dunes, ice-filled canyons, dinosaur fossil and the flaming cliffs can surely have you mesmerized by the sight of natural hazard.
Mongolia is a country not known by many people; it makes it more interesting to explore this untouched land deeper into its mystery. Being the less touristy trail – the marvel land is awaiting to discovered by you!
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