Do you yearn for a journey where you can leave all your troubles and burdens behind? We have the perfect place for you! With endless green landscapes and a famed and rugged nomadic culture Mongolia is the perfect destination, where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of your hectic life. Its vast green lands filled with a beauty like no other combined with its remoteness makes for a peaceful travel where one can easily unwind. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, it is not tough to lose yourself within the sensation of this landlocked country. So what are you waiting for?
Begin your journey at Dornod which is filled with vast open spaces of flat grasslands and home to various local fauna. Next, travel to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where you can have your fill of liveliness and excitement. Here, you can find your perfect mix of modern day culture along with the mystical essence. Ondorkhaan is your next destination. Filled with beautiful tree lined streets and monuments dedicated to Chinggis Khan, this destination takes you on a journey of the country’s history and beauty. Next, travel to Tsetserleg which is nestled snugly between the rugged mountains. A charming and captivating temple overlooks the town while also providing a picturesque view against the lush landscapes. Journey onwards to Erdenet where you will find yourself amidst the copper mines scattered around here. With a history of a strong Russian influence, don’t be surprised if you still find traces of the cultural influences here. Dalanzadgad is your next stop. Although it is located in the desert, you have the perfect view of the monstrous sand dunes and the flaming cliff here. Next, journey to Uliastai, which is one of the oldest cities in the country. Although most of the old structures are long gone, a few ruins still remain here. Travel to Moron that is filled with modern day amenities. The best time to visit this place is the summer season as the natural surroundings make for a mesmerizing view against the blue sky. Olgii is your next stop, where its rocky escarpments against the mountainous surroundings make for spectacular climatic changes. Finally end your travel at Hovd, which is most popularly known for its trade life since the Qing dynasty. Once here, you must visit the spectacular salt lakes and fast flowing rivers.
With so much to offer, the attractions of Mongolia will definitely leave you with a mesmerizing experience. This country has one of the strongest religious influences and therefore has several mesmerizing monasteries that are worth visiting. A must visit is the Choijin Lama Temple, a Buddhist monastery that comprises of four temples and formerly occupied by several rulers in the past. Another monastery that is a must visit is the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. Apart from its architectural style it also houses a large statue of the Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara. Nature lovers should definately visit the Flaming Cliffs for its spectacular beauty and view. It also holds many fossil remains of the prehistoric animals, which makes for a perfect adventure. Nature lovers can also visit the beautiful Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park which is home to several endangered species. Visitors can also travel through the large sand dunes or even the mountain valley here.
The Mongolian cuisines are as delightful as the attractions here. Due to its geographical influence, you will find a lot of cuisines with mutton or sheep, with the occasional beef. Do try the khuushuur along with the buuz which are the local favourites. The boodog is particularly worth experiencing, especially when made in the traditional manner along with the local produce. If you are craving for a small meal, you can always try the fried noodles normally served with the local game. Don’t forget to wash down your meal with the airag, the national beverage found here. Boiled milk tea is often served here especially to normads.
From vast landscaped filled with lush greenery to high mountains that over look rustic villages, there is plenty of activities one can indulge in here. While certain vast landscapes make for the perfect nomadic hike, you can also trek or go horse back riding in certain regions. For a more fun adventure, you can go reindeer herding along with the locals. For an energetic water sport adventure, you can either go fishing or canoeing down the rivers here.
While you may plan your vacation trip for fun and adventure certain mishaps and calamities might unexpectedly occur. These events might not disrupt your trip; however they might affect your safety. A safety net is an ideal way to protect yourself is such situations. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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