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Mongolia: Must See

Much of the destinations in Mongolia are natural landscapes. The attractions in Mongolia are few and far between.

Manzushir Monastery

It was built in 1733 and formerly had about 70 temples. Today only one remains and has been restored to serve as a museum. There is a copper bowl here that used to feed lamas.

Tuvkhun Khiid

This is another temple that was built in 1653 by famed 17th century artist/sculptor and Buddhist leader Zanabazar. The partially restored temple sits on top of a mountain near the Orkhon Valley.

Amarbaysgalant Monastery

It is located in the province of Selenge and is literally a sight for sore eyes because it sits right in the middle of nowhere.

About

Mongolia is a vast area located between China and Russia. It is one of the few places on earth where nomadic life is still existent. The vast land is sparsely populated, with about 1.7 persons per square kilometre. It may have bitter winters but it enjoys about 250 days of sunshine, earning it the nickname of land of blue skies.

The Great Wall of China was built because of the constant raids and threats from the Mongols. In 1206 Genghis Khan built the Mongol Empire, which, with the succeeding generations had extended as far as present-day Poland, Korea, Gulf of Oman, Siberia and Vietnam. 

Mongolia: When To Go

The climate is the greatest factor travellers to Mongolia have to content with because it is so unpredictable. Couple that with the location you are planning to visit.

Summer is the ideal time to visit Mongolia, which means around the middle of May. If visiting the southern and central regions of the country, June is a good month. July is the peak season for tourists. Do not venture into the Gobi Desert at this time of the year because the temperature there would be around 40 °C or 104 °F.

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Climate

Mongolia is in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. It is located 1,500 metres above sea level and surrounded by high mountains. The climate is extremely continental which means there are long winters that normally starts in November and lasts until late April. Spring comes in May and extends to June while summer starts in July up to September.

Average temperature during summer is in the high 20 °C or 65 °F. Harsh winter temperatures mean -20 °C or -13 °F and lower. The county only receives about 220 millimetres of rain each year.

 

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