Tourism is broadly organized in Mongolia and one of the fastest developing countries in the world. Mongolia located in central Asia, with 1,566,500 square kilometers, landlocked between China and Russia. Mongolia has beautiful nature and is dotted with hundreds of lakes, as well as mountains.
In the 13th and 14th centuries, Mongolia was the largest land empire in history. During that time, the Mongolian warrior-ruler, one of the most famous conquerors of history, unified Mongolia. In 1206, the Genghis Khan while conquering the Mongol empire, he allowed many cultures and religion. The interesting fact about Mongolian tourism western cultures entered the country, and tourism became broadly. Mongolians lived as nomadic tribes, which still practice today.
The climate system in Mongolia is unstable and has four seasons. During many seasons, the southern Gobi Desert temperature is higher than other locations that can reach 40 degrees. Each season has a unique environment, which makes an exciting and beautiful scene. The coldest temperature reaches minus 40 degrees, but Mongolians are very adaptable and live pleasantly in each season. The best travel time is July to September, which is summer.
Mongolia has a variety of sights and activities that shows the traditional culture of this country. Ethnic groups and tourism in Mongolia are known for their unique nomadic lifestyle. During the summer, many tourists come to Mongolia because of the big traditional Naadam festival. This festival is an expression of nomadic culture and an outstanding combination of sports and arts. Those are wrestling, horseracing, and archery. Naadam Festival is the most enjoyable, and many tourists come to watch it. One of the advantages is it contains the main cultural activities. Besides, there are many different festivals, such as The Golden Eagle Festival, Lunar New Year, and other festivals. Also, the top attractive places give such a great experience to visitors all over the world. Some places are the most attractive, and tourism has developed, such as The Reindeer People, Khovsgol Lake, the Knongor Sand Dunes, Yol Valley, and The Tavan Bogd Altai mountains, Terejl National Park, and Mongolian ger experience. Also, there are many attractive places organized throughout the country. Most tourist attracts places with plans for guests, and it takes different distance travel that people could experience real Mongolian culture. Mongolian tourism is increasing, and many tourist agencies operate to travel. Another great experience would be to meet with nomadic families, and they provide some activities like renting a horse, guiding excursions, providing accommodations, and traditional meals. Overall, visiting Mongolia is the best choice because it can be cheaper, depending on how you planned it.
There are several transportation methods in Mongolia, such as buses, taxis, rental cars, railway, and traditional transport modes. The Trans-Mongolian railways connect Moscow and Beijing passes through Ulaanbaatar. Transportation depends on where you are going; for example, traveling in the countryside may require traditional transport modes, which is an overnight sleeper train, ride horseback, and camel. Also, traditional modes of transportation are based on nomadic culture, adding rich history and cultural experiences that give unique experiences.
There are two principal ways to Mongolia by train and air. Air travel is a major part of transportation in Mongolia. The flight is run all year round and by National carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines worldwide. The biggest airport in Mongolia is Chinggis Khaan International Airport, which takes 30-45 minutes from the city center by car. Besides, there are flights to western Mongolian provinces and only one destination to Eastern Mongolian provinces.
GETTING AROUND MONGOLIA
Mongolia is an adventurous destination, big wide land with beautiful nature. The first destination would be the capital city, which is Ulaanbaatar, with residents of 1.3 million. There are different modes of transportation, such as a rental car, taxis, public transportation. Taxis are non-official, or officials, and one of the local companies is Drive Mongolia. The public transportation is bus and trolleybus that uses card which visitors find anywhere also cheap. The taxi's approximate cost depends on the destination, but one example is pick up or drop off from the airport one-way would-be 30$-70$, which 4-7 seats.
When tourists travel to the countryside, it is different from the city because many roads could easily navigate; however, small roads are gravel and require the right tires. Another option is the railroad, and it is one of the leading local transportation. It is also cheaper and but takes a longer time than other transportation. Choose your best destination.