Destination Information for Mongolia
Mongolia, sandwiched between China and Russia, is one of the last remaining places on earth where nomadic life is still a popular way of living. The country has the lowest population density of all independent countries in the world, and the vastness and emptiness drives much of Mongolia’s appeal to visitors.
Despite the large areas of apparent ‘nothingness’, there is plenty to keep tourists busy, from adventure sports to discovering the fascinating history and culture of the country. The country is famed for being the birthplace of the legendary Genghis Khan.
Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and where most travellers enter the country. Surprisingly, when compared to the rest of Mongolia, this is a modern city with five-star hotels, fabulous shopping malls, world-class dining and towering skyscrapers.
The internet is available throughout the country, even in the tiniest villages, showing that although Mongolia is has preserved its ancient and traditional way of living in many ways, it is still a rapidly developing country.
If you’re looking for an unusual destination where you can try your hand at camel riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, discover city life, explore ruined temples and camp in an unspoilt natural wilderness, Mongolia may be the new surprise location on your wish-list.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is no malaria present in Mongolia.