Mongolia is another landlocked country in located in Central Asia and is one of the highest in the world with an average altitude of 1580 meters above sea level. Surrounded by mountains, it is known that half the population are Bedouins, who inhabit their land without fences to protect themselves or their property. While some people brag about this lifestyle as tough and cruel, especially during the cold, I think this is what makes Mongolians really unique and special – they are brave, flexible, strong and very humble. Absolutely true, I was sitting on the airplane next to a beautiful Mongolian woman with her baby and didn’t stop smiling and talking to me and many Bedouin families greeted me in their homes as well as camps, and I met many locals who showed me how honest, lovely and hospitable they are.
A big thank you to Onon from Vast Steppe Mongolia for arranging my itinerary to be one of my kids to try out the well-kept beauty of your country! If there was one destination that I kept coming back to, it would be definitely Mongolia. Before moving on, there is an important thing that I need to highlight is about your flight ticket. If you have booked your flight ticket then don’t forget to check flight PNR status before leaving for airport to ensure your flight is on time. Here are some things you can do in the Mongolia during your visit.
Before indulging in a Bedouin lifestyle, why not treat yourself to some luxuries? Ulan Bator has 5-star hotels, luxury villas, shopping malls and many restaurants including Japanese and Korean. Gorgeous! Some of the places of Mongolia which you must visit are the Genghis Khan Statue complex, the National History Museum and the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. Your visit to this wonderful city will surprise you with the infamous natural parks – Gorkhi-Terelj (where you can spot the infamous Turtle Rock) and Hustai National Park.
Go Horseback Riding
I know this doesn't excite you much, but let me tell you that horse riding in Mongolia is an extraordinary experience. You will see how green this fabulous country is, and it has various rivers which enrich the nation with its flow. You will also come across locals who tend to their flocks who will give you a real cute smile and a warm welcome.
Stop by an Ovoo/Oboo
These are the piles of stones and wood stacked on top of each other that you often see from the mountains. While it may seem like just a naked skeleton, it has a very special meaning to the Mongols. This is, in fact, a shrine used to honor the spiritsand Mother Earth. Stop with one and turn 3 times for a safe journey. If you are in a hurry, it is enough to ask the driver to take care.