Mongolia is truly one of the world's last undiscovered travel destinations. It is a land to experience wide open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the country's nomadic herders. Permanent dwellings are few and far between, fences even fewer, the land is owned by the people - it is like one large National Park. A tremendous destination to experience the outdoors and a unique history dating back to the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. Simply put: a land of adventure.
Mongolia is known for many things – wide – open skies, Genghis Khan, Gobi Desert and more. We are 3.5 million people nestled between the two super powers of China and Russia, remains one of the world’s best kept travel secrets. A spectacular variety of landscapes, people and cultures await the intrepid traveler.
During most of the 20th century Mongolia remained virtually a closed country as part of the former Soviet block. Following a peaceful democratic revolution in the early 1990, the country has enthusiastically embraced free market and open door policies. Despite these political changes, life in the countryside remains virtually unchanged since the days of Genghis Khan’s warriors. Nomadic herders still graze their horses, sheep, yaks and camels and move their felt tents (Ger) with the seasons.
Land Area: 1.57million sq km: equivalent to two times size of Texas
Population: 3.5million (2018)
Density: 1.5 persons/sq km (3.9 /sqm)
Religion: Predominantly Buddhist
Capital City: Ulaanbaatar, pop 1.8 million (2018)
Time: Local time is +8 hours ahead of GMT
Economy: Copper, fluorspar, gold, cashmere, leather products
Currency: Tugrig, 1USD = 2650 (2018)