The home of the famous Ghenghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol empire. The country is a landlocked one, which borders Russia and China. It is the home to the famous nomadic people in the history, who went to rule one of the largest empires know by history. Mongolia is mainly a desert country, with large field and open places. The deserts are beautiful, and a visit through them can turn out to be a real adventure. There are some great beautiful mountains, some green, some barren and rocky, but all have their own beauty in them. The country isn’t that backward, there is some real great civilization, and amazing modern infrastructure and state of the art hotels and restaurants. The local cuisine is something not to be missed, the delicious spice of great Mongolian cuisine will never let you forget the taste of Mongolia.
The following list has got some great places to see in Mongolia, to explore the beauty and rich nomadic culture and history of the country.
Places to see in Mongolia
Gorkhi-Tereji National Park
A great tourist park where you can go camping, and have a real adventure. It is not very far from the capital city. The park is in the area where most of the places are hard to visit, which makes it even more adventurous. Covering a large area, there are spots with shops at different areas, which provide restaurants, and other camping and touring gear. You can enjoy some great time riding horses, and even camels on your own.
Erdene Zuu Monastery
About 2 KMs from the city of Kharkhorin, adjacent to the ancient city of Karakorum. It is a Buddhist monastery, was constructed by the Abt Sain Khan, the then ruler of Mongolia in 1585. It was destroyed by wars, and revolutions in the later years, but was reconstructed in the eighteenth century. The monastery is a unique place to see, and is one of the buildings left from the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum, one of the greatest places to see in Mongolia.
It is another of great Tibetan style of Buddhist Monastery. The name can be translated as Great Place of complete joy.
Chaojin Lama Temple
Another of an old Buddhist temple in the Capital city. The main temple of the Monastery consists and 18 century statue of Buddha. The complex was build in early twentieth century, and has now been converted to a museum.
Gobi Curvansaikhan National Park
The longest park in the country, and is located on Gobi desert. The name is translated as Three Beauties’ park. It stretches some 380 KMs from east to west. The park is made for the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, which are the three beauties of the era. A tour in the park is truly a sensational and adventure packed thing. Another beautiful place of the places to see in Mongolia.
A place from where most of the important fossil treasures were found. You can see the great place where the rich history regarding the fossils lie. And even explore and try to understand what the fossils might try to tell us.
Bogd Khan Mountain Sky Resort
If you have visited all the deserts, its time for you to snow up, get your skying gear and roll down the great Bogd Khan Mountain. The resort is 1570 meters high, and you will have plenty of the mountain to sky down on. A great adventure, and a place in places to see in Mongolia, which you just can’t miss.
This is not all of Mongolia, you can discover different cities, and other beautiful places, and then share your wonderful experience with us in the comment section below.