Mongolia is a country located towards the east in central Asia. The country shares border with China to the east, west, and south, and Russia towards the north. It was here in 1206 that Genghis Khan made plans to become the great Khan, ruler of the entire world – a plan that he nearly succeeded in achieving by establishing the largest empire the world had ever seen at that time known as the Mongol Empire.
Visitors can find various interesting places of visit in Mongolia. The country is known as 'Land of the Blue Sky' or 'Country of the Eternal Blue Sky' due to receiving more than 250 sunny days every year. Geography of the area where is Mongolia located is varied that ranges from cold mountainous regions located to the north and west to the dessert terrain to the south. The highest point in the country is known as the Khüiten Peak that is located far west of the country.
Ulaanbaatar is the capital city of the country. The city is described as a peaceful, sunny, and open area representing a blend of traditional and modern lifestyle. Wide streets are filled with modern cars, while cattle and horsemen are a common site in the city. You can find a number of eateries in the city that offer both local and western delicious delicacies.
Mongolian Gobi desert located to the south is another interesting place to visit in Mongolia.
The desert features a unique landscape that is not found elsewhere in the world. Here you can find lofty mountains, forests, springs, sands, steppes that are home to a diverse wildlife. Highlight of the dessert include the scenic Eagle Valley gorge, sand dunes, and picturesque cliffs including Moltsog Els, Khongor, and Bayanzad that have been the site of important discoveries of dinosaur bones.
Another great attraction located where is Mongolia is the Turtle Rock National Park. This park is one of the most frequently visited places in the country due to the presence of forested alpine mountains and remarkable rock formations. The natural landscape of the park serves as a great place for rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching.
The basin of the Uvs Lake is another frequently visited site in Mongolia. The lake that has been considered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO is shared with Russia. You can find many other scenic spots in Mongolia that you can experience firsthand by making the country your next travel destination.