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Luxury Travel Experiences in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

If you’re one who prefers to travel in style, then you’ll be glad to hear that there are a number of luxury travel experiences in Mongolia. This beautiful country situated between China and Russia is graced with unique lodging, high end attractions, and more for visitors who are willing to splurge on a little adventure. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just in dire need of a pampered getaway, the luxury travel experiences in Mongolia are enjoyable and plentiful. From staying in a traditional Gobi Desert ger camp to treating yourself to a ride aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway, there’s something for everyone in this country. So, read on to see our top picks for luxury travel experiences in Mongolia.

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Gandantegchinlen Monastery
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

A little bit past the central square of Ulaanbaatar is one of the oldest buildings in this young city. Surrounded by white walls, a painted gate once protected the inhabitants inside. There are several buildings inside the walls, but the most eye-catching is a large white building, crowned with a beautiful deep green curved roof. There are a number of cobblestone paths that lead to Gandan Monastery – “The Great Place of Complete Joy” as the name translates from Tibetan.

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The Differences Between Inner Mongolia And Outer Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

There are several countries that go with the same name, but are separate when it comes to politics and geographics. Korea is the best example of this. There are many reasons that separates a country with residents that have the same race and language, and Mongolia is unfortunately one of these countries. There are many questions about Inner and Outer Mongolia. Here are some of the most common asked questions and answers for them.

 

Unfortunately, there’s no short answer to this question. The idea of the same is subjective from each aspect. So let’s look at the certain key aspects of both Outer and Inner Mongolia in order to find out the answer.

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3 Best Ger Camps in the Gobi Desert
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

The Gobi Desert is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Mongolia. The two best times to visit Mongolia is the summer, where you can really experience the Mongolian Desert.

The vast dunes spreading out around you will put you in awe. Seeing the life that can survive in the harsh environment is exciting, and there are a number of natural features to visit. There are also fossils and tours where you can see where dinosaur eggs were first found!

 

The best way to experience all of this is in a traditional Mongolian yurt, or ger. These cute, round little structures have been used by nomads for centuries. They typically have a stove in the middle and a couple cozy beds inside. You can look up at the sky through a window in the top while you’re cozy in bed.

They rarely have a bathroom inside, though, so late-night bathroom trips will require you to leave your cozy ger.

 

Choosing a ger camp can be difficult though. Each year there are more to choose from in the Gobi region. Here are three of the top choices for staying in a ger camp in the Gobi Desert.

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Top 5 Things to do in Gobi Desert
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

Dinosaur fossils. Traditional Mongolian houses. Incredible landscapes. Welcome to the Gobi Desert. If ever you find yourself in Mongolia and on the prowl for adventure and a one of a kind experience, then look no further than the Gobi Desert. It’s about 1.2 million square kilometers of dusty terrain, extending from Mongolia into northern China. This famous attraction comes equipped with history, outdoor activities, and plenty more for every type of traveler in every season, and it’s easily accessible from Mongolia’s capital city and main tourist hub, Ulaanbaatar. The top things to do in the Gobi Desert are quite numerous, so let’s get started and take a look at our absolute top 5 favourites!

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The Tsam Dance – A 21st Century Connection to an Ancient Past
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

It’s the beginning of the end of Mongolia’s short summer season. Today is a big day for our young monk. Let’s call him Davaa, a good Tibetan name. His name means Monday, and his parents may have chosen his name because he was born on a Monday. The name also honors Tibetan Buddhism, which is practiced in Mongolia. He has only been at the monastery for a year, and he’s going to participate in his first Tsam ceremony. The tsam dances, are morality plays. Their purpose is to remove evil from the area and pass along traditional stories and morals. There can be hundreds of participants, usually monks. Davaa is lucky to participate because he’s still a young monk.

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FAQ: The Differences between Mongolia and Inner Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

China is trying to replace the Mongolian language with Mandarin in Inner Mongolia, resulting in school boycotts. There are many questions about Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. Here are some of the most common asked questions and answers for them.

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The Best Places to See the Naadam Festival in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

The Naadam Festival is a national event in Mongolia showcasing excellence in the three games of the country: archery, wrestling, and horse riding. The origins of the festival date back hundreds of years to the ancient times of Genghis Khan, and, today, it’s celebrated across the nation every July to mark Mongolia’s independence from China. As Mongolia's premier holiday, the Naadam Festival attracts tourists curious about the nation’s history and culture. And since it’s so widely celebrated, it can be hard to pinpoint the top spots to take in the event. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to see the Naadam Festival in Mongolia for your reference as you plan your adventure to China’s northern neighbor.

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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: What to Read and Watch before coming to Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

Beyond your Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, or other travel guidebooks you might want to spend some time reading, listening, or watching various media about Mongolia. Part of the fun, for me, in travel is the research, planning, and anticipation that precedes the actual trip. This list is not exhaustive! There are plenty of resources out there, these are simply some that I can personally recommend.

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The Best Places to Visit in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 20, 2022

Mongolia is a country filled with gorgeous sites and memorable adventures. From dry deserts to snow capped peaks, and historical museums to cultural interactions, there’s so much to see and do while visiting here that will help you grow as a traveler and as a person. It helps to know the best places to visit in Mongolia before you plan your trip. That way, you can be sure you’re hitting all the right marks on your journey, and you can come prepared for the activities. So, here are the best places to visit in Mongolia and what there is to do there.

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