What do you know about Mongolia?
Not much – me neither, so I jumped at the opportunity to take a look.
Mongolia is so much more than a passing glance from the Trans Mongolian Train.
Sandwiched between China and Russia, a landlocked sovereign State, known as the ‘Land of the Eternal Blue Sky”
So with that in mind, photos are awesome with the sky as your backdrop.
Interesting, strange and wonderful aspects that make Mongolia such a special destination.
Learning the history of Chinggis(or Gengis) Khan 1162 – 1227 Mongolian founding father.
Passing through the vast Gobi Desert with mobs of healthy looking horses with foals at foot and
wonder how they survive in such a harsh landscape.
Our visit to Gorkhi-Terelj NP and overnight stay in the Ger was my kinda camping!
My personal favorite thing was the Mongolian traditional music and dance at the Theatre Tumen Ekh in Ulaanbaatar,
especially the traditional Throat singing. Just can’t explain it! I regret not paying to be able to take photo’s as so much going on.
Generally not such a fan of museums but The National Museum of Mongolia, just off Chinggis Khan Square in Ulaanbaater would be one of the best museums I have ever visited.
It goes from the beginning of time, Chinggis Khan’s creation of the Mongol Empire, to the huge effect that the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 had on molding the Mongolia of today.
The capital Ulaanbaater shares the honor of the world’s coldest capital cities with Moscow and Ottawa.
Winter average -30 Summer 25 Deg. So pack wisely with warm clothes.
The money is confusing - Local currencies is the Tögrög or Tugrik MNT - best exchanged at large banks in the largest cities.
USD1.00 = 2453.00 MNT EUR1.00 = 2786.00 MNT GBP1 = 3113.00 NZD1.00 = 1628.00 MNT
Happy to except USD or EUR and Credit cards in the larger shops and Restaurants but use
Local cash in smaller places.