Wild, Wild East – Terelj Park , Mongolia

Spectacular view in Gorkhi-Terelj Nation Park

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The image of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia,  is not really matching up what most people think about Mongolia- the nomadic lifestyle. It is a big city, with tall buildings, cars, clubs, hotels and fancy departments stores. However, the story is totally different in the country side- with open fields, mountains, animals and many others!  It will be a waste if you visit Mongolia without out visiting the wild.

For travelers who only have few days in Mongolia, Terelj National Park will be a perfect choice. After 1.5-2.5hrs drive from Ulaanbaatar, you are out in the wild to enjoy the great nature of Mongolia.

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Follow Khan’s Steps – Mongolia

visit the biggest statue of the greatest king- chinggis khan statue complex

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When I told my friends about traveling to Mongolia, most of them had so many questions about this country. For almost everyone, what came to their mind were horses, steppe, gers and Khan. Some friends even thought most Mongolians are still live in ger, speak Chinese and have deep connection with China.  Lol

Naaaaah…Mongolia has nothing to do with China, and they have their own language- Mongolian. Indeed, there are nomadic people live in country side. However, Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, is a modern big city. I started my adventure from UB, and enjoyed 2 weeks of nomadic life. 🙂

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