Mongolia Overview, Mongolian Lifestyle

Why Mongolia must be on your bucket list?

erect traditional Ger

Reasons to visit Mongolia

Tourism in Mongolia is arising in recent years, probably this country is one of less discovered places in the world. Because of its nomadic culture and one-of-a-kind heritage in Asia, Mongolia should be one of the must-see destinations for travelers. In this blog, we present why this country is certainly worth exploring in the following.

eco lifestyle

#1. Pure, eco meat

Recent years, cramming animals inside and feeding unnatural forage to ‘fatten up’ quickly are became common practices. It might be not wrong to tell that there are a few countries which produce ecological friendly meat. Mongolia is the top country that people graze their livestock in the wild so that means animals do not eat chemical fertilizer, but pure natural grass. The fact of it is that your car will often be imposed to slow down all of sudden because of some herds and horses in pack during your trip in Mongolia. You will see livestock gazes in steppes, around the hills and even outside of your ger (Mongolian traditional accommodation) there will be a bleat of sheep and goats grazing.

nomad family

#2. Top least crowded place

Mongolia is the least crowded country and 19th largest country in the world. The population is 3 million in area of 1,564,116[1] km2 (603,909 sq. mi). The half of population lives in capital Ulaanbaatar city and 35-40% of people are still nomads. The landscape consists of vast semi desert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest.

Nomadic family

#3. Last nomads

Mongolia is only place for people who want to experience nomadic life and culture as they are last truly nomads. Through Mongolia, you will see numerous Gers in countryside and the city. They move their camp in every season to graze their animals in area with plenty of grasses. Another reason to move is depending on the weather. Because It is easier to lose animals in cold condition, they need to move to low land in where is no gale during winter.

equestrian statue

#4. Through to the Chinggis Khan’s trail

You can see the biggest equestrian statue of Chinggis Khan where located 80 kilometers from capital Ulaanbaatar city. From here, visitors use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through the chest and back neck of the horse, where they can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area. Also you can visit Karakorum which was an ancient capital of the Great Mongol Empire once.

dinosaur found in Mongolia

#5. Prehistoric History

Have you ever heard that Mongolia is home to Dinosaur? In Mongolian Gobi Desert, there are more dinosaur fossils than any other paleontological reservoir in the planet. There is Bayanzag – Flaming Cliffs, well known for red tall hillocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance at sunrise and sunset. It was here in 1923 that American expedition leaded by Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews found the first nest of dinosaurs eggs the world had ever seen. Their findings proved to the world that dinosaurs laid eggs. The dinosaur founded with its eggs in Gobi Desert was Protoceratops.

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