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Those who choose to travel to Mongolia generally do so in order to explore its unspoilt territory, mainly attracted by the beauty and fame of the Gobi desert, or by the splendid mountains in the north, where the climate is extremely cold. Tourists always appreciate the natural attractions of this country, its steppes and vast expanses, punctuated by yurtas, the typical Mongolian village houses.

But Mongolia can also satisfy those who are in search of culture, thanks to its massive historical legacy. Sites that cannot be missed are the ruins of Kharakhorum, once the capital city of the ancient Mongolian empire, where you will find the first Buddhist monastery of the country, Erdene Zuu.

Those who prefer to visit big cities will find the capital Ulaan Baatar interesting thanks to its structure and wide spaces.

But if you really want to know the culture of the Mongolian population, you cannot skip a visit to its monasteries, mystical sites where art and religion combine perfectly. For all these reasons, a trip to Mongolia is a trip you cannot forget. Design your tailormade tour and vacation with our travel experts, you won't be disappointed. 

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  • Mongolia climate: when to go

    A trip to Mongolia is a trip for explorers and adventurers, rather than simple tourists. Among endless landscapes, nomads' tents, eagles and Bactrian camels, a tour across Mongolia is an experience that remains impressed in the heart and memories of those who visit. When to go to Mongolia? What climate should one expect? Here is some useful information to prepare for a trip to Mongolia and understand what the best period is.
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  • Mongolia: what to pack

    Mongolia is beautiful, spectacular, unforgettable, yes, sure, but you need to be well covered up against the icy winds. Most of the year the country is in fact cold, with strong cold winds (not to mention the winters, where temperatures can even go down to -40, a period in which we do not recommend to travel).
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  • Mongolia: things to know

    The charm of Mongolia is unquestionable: a vast land with very few inhabitants, where ancestral traditions have never really given way to modernity. During a trip to Mongolia it is mesmerizing to immerse in local habits, share a meal with local people, sleep in a traditional ger and rediscover contact with nature that here, especially in winter, does not make concessions to anyone. For those preparing for a trip to Mongolia, here are the basic facts to know before the great adventure. 1. It is one of the most scarcely populated countries in the world Mongolia is a really huge country, three times as big as France and five as Italy, yet it is one of the most scarcely populated in the world. Less than two people per square kilometer inhabit the land, and most reside in the cities. The rest is dominated by wild nature, punctuated here and there by some sporadic traditional ger. The total population is about three million people. 75% of the population speaks the official language, ...
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  • What to eat in Mongolia

    If much of the country you visit is understood through cuisine, Mongolia is no exception. Given the extreme weather and arid landscapes, the traveler who will be lucky enough to spend some time in a traditional ger with the nomads and share a meal with a local family, will be probably served soups with meat of the local livestock, beef or mutton, and dairy products. Unlike other Asian countries, in Mongolia the use of spices on food is uncommon, because the rigid weather does not allow their farming and growth. Vegetables, at least in traditional cuisine and outside the capital, are quite scarce.
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  • Things to see in Mongolia

    Ulan Bataar : the coldest capital city in the world has changed its name several times before taking the current name in 1924. The city perfectly combines tradition and modernity, so much so that modern palaces and architectures with a vague Soviet taste live side by side with the traditional nomads' gers. The center and core of the capital is Gengis Khan square where the Avenue of Peace begins (Enkh Taivny orgon Choloo) crossing Ulaan Bataar from one end to the other, punctuated by shops, restaurants, bars and cafès, similar to those of any other modern metropolis. Ulaan Bataar is naturally the gateway to all other attractions to be seen on a tour of Mongolia, but it is also a good summary of the country itself and offers many interesting spots, including eight museums, some with Prehistoric artifacts and dinosaur bones. Ulaan Bataar hosts the National Museum of Mongolia, which explains the geography, geology and history of Mongolia through the findings displayed. Here you will ...
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  • How to reach Mongolia

    For those dreaming of a trip to Mongolia, the first challenge to tackle is: how to reach this enormous and remote country? Every Mongolia tour starts in the capital Ulaan Bataar, which can be reached via Moscow with flights operated by the Russian company Aeroflot. The Mongolian company MIAT allows to reach the capital via Berlin or via Beijing, also crossed by Air China flights. Flights to Mongolia are quite expensice and it is recommended to book in advance.
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Why visit Mongolia

Mongolia is a country located in eastern Asia. It has no access to the sea.

Mongolia boasts heterogeneous morfological features. It is mainly covered by steppes, but the southern part is identified by the presence of the Gobi desert, while the northwestern one has majestic cold mountains. The country's climate is very rigid, cold and windy during the whole year, except for the summer, when the weather is rather mild and dry, although the wind is always the main feature.

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