Mongolia, land of Genghis Khan, the Gobi
Desert and one of the remotest places on earth,
is one of few remaining truly challenging destinations
for independent travellers.
Mongolia has an amazing landscape, extensive and
amazingly varied, with mountains, lakes and deserts,
and within it reside a fantastic array of wildlife.
It also has an equally impressive history and is home
to a significant collection of dinosaur remains,
and the site of one of the world's greatest empires,
while its natural beauty is complemented by the beautifully
restored Buddhist Monasteries. The Mongols
are a friendly people, for whom tradition is of central
importance. They maintain a unique and fascinating
lifestyle, including residing in gers, performing
throat singing, and celebrating ancient festivals.
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