Located in the landlocked plateau between Russian Siberia and the plains of Northern China, Mongolia makes a geographically and culturally dramatic impression. Within this enchanting country's borders, you can experience boundless wonders of nature. Mongolia's pristine mountains, unspoiled Gobi Desert and sweeping grasslands are home to a vast natural heritage. The wildlife includes snow leopards, wild horses, camels, Gobi bears, wild sheep and goats, gazelle, antelope and more. The crystal clear rivers and astonishingly blue lages are abundant with fish and hundreds of species of endemic and migrating birds. If you are in search of a retreat or creative changes, you will surely find it in the peace and serenity of Mongolia's Buddhist culture and the warm traditions of the nomadic lifestyle.
Did you know
In 2016 Kazakh-language documentary The Eagle Huntress was inspired by the lives of Kazakh community of Mongolia. It follows the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl from Mongolia, as she attempts to become the first female eagle hunter to compete in the eagle festival at Ulgii. The documentary was co-produced Otto Bell and narrated by executive producer Daisy Ridley.
- Mongolia does not quite border with Republic of Kazakhstan but very close to it. There is about 37 km (23 miles) distance between Mongolia's westmost point and Kazak's east most point. There's a short stretch of Russia-China border between Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
- Mongolia's highest point is Khüiten peak in Altai Mountain and is elevated at 4,374m above sea level. Formerly, the peak was named as the Friendship peak. Khüiten peak is one of the 5 peaks of Altai Mountain. Another peak near the Khüiten peak is marks the triborder between Russia, Mongolia and China.