Mongolia welcomes you with unspoiled beauty, rich pageantry and vivd history. Its Buddhist heritage is now being revived after decades of suppression, and Amarbavasgalant monastery is an interesting destination. Almost half of the Mongolians live in the countryside, following their herds from one pasture to another. All summer they are busy tending their animals, and making cheese and yogurt. Once a year, in July, the whole country is involved in competitions that determine its best horses, archers and wrestlers, during the colorful Naadam festivals. Visitors are welcome!
Transportation: Walking & Driving
Specialty: Off the Beaten Path
Category: Travelogue - play before you go
Chapters in this tour:
Getting to Know Ulaanbaatar
Other Mongolian Destinations
Author: Ruth Lor Malloy is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. She was born into a Chinese-Canadian family of restaurateurs. Ruth has lived for four years in both India and Hong Kong, and for three years in the Philippines. She has also been a resident of Thailand, Japan, Kazakhstan, and the United States, and has published guidebooks on China. She had written these other tours for Visual Travel Tours: Canada’s Calgary Stampede, Safaris In Botswana’s Okavango And Chobe, The World In Toronto, and Toronto’s Many Chinatowns