3 Traveler Musts in Mongolia

If there is one place that has particular exotic allure it’s Mongolia. I suppose the juxtaposition of land-grabbing Genghis Khan his merry band of plunderers and the joyful serenity of Mongolian families relaxing by the summer yurt

Lucky for me, tonight I had the rare fortune of running into a newly transplanted, and perhaps a little homesick student in Los Angeles. She has only been in Los Angeles for seven month and I can only imagine the wild culture shock. I want to thank Baljinnyam Narantsatsral of Mongolia for offering the following tips to travelers that are a must see and do when traveling to Mongolia.

See the nomads

There still are people that roam the countryside as a way of life. Approximately 40% still do.

Expect to be in nature
Baljinnyam is not alone. Most consider Mongolia one of the last truly unspoiled countries in Asia, and the world.

Visit the Gobi Desert
This is a cold desert and the forth largest in the world, and the largest in all of all Asia.

For the record, Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, has the coldest year-round temperature of any country in the world at 29.7°F.

Written by Devin Galaudet

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Author: Devin Galaudet

Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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