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Memorable experiences in Mongolia

MongoliaTransforming into a nomad roaming on horseback or riding a camel across the sand dunes in the desert is an exciting experience in Mongolia.

Mongolia is a vast steppe region located in the middle of the vast Gobi Desert, along with the western mountains, where the nomadic culture of the people began with more than 2,000 years of history. Exploring Mongolia will bring you many interesting things when you are immersed in the majestic nature, let your soul follow the birds freely, or roam on horseback to experience the nomadic life of the people there. this.

Explore the capital Ulaanbaatar

The vast steppe, the hooves of the horses in the grasslands, the nomadic habits and the conquests are the features associated with the glorious feats of Genghis Khan. Coming to Ulaabaatar, you will understand more about the process of formation and development of the country from the beginning to the present. Learning the history is the first step for you to understand more about the culture and life of the Mongolian people.

Statue of Genghis Khan riding a horse in the capital Ulaanbaatar.  Photo: Shutterstock

Statue of Genghis Khan riding a horse in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Image: Shutterstock

The capital Ulaanbaatar is located in a valley at an altitude of about 1,300 m and is surrounded by 4 sacred mountains, creating an impressive scene. This is not only the political and economic center of Mongolia, but also home to many famous museums (National History Museum, Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum, Bogd Khaan Winter Palace), many monastery (Choijin Lama, Gandan Khiid), or the monumental Sukhbaatar square over 3 hectares.

In particular, do not forget to admire the Tsonjin Boldog – a giant statue of Genghis Khan riding a huge horse, weighing 250 tons… to understand more about the unique culture, heroic history, as well as the conquests. of ancient Mongol horsemen.

Roaming on horseback, transforming into a nomad

Gorkhi Terelj National Park is a famous tourist destination located closest to the capital Ulaanbaatar, attracting many tourists because of its untouched natural scenery. This place with fresh air is very suitable for outdoor fun activities. You can walk to admire the unique Turtle rock, and zoom out to see the blue mountains. In addition, Gorkhi Terelj also has many beautiful scenes such as the clear blue Khargiin Khar lake, Yetii hot spring, the old man reading rock, Terelj monastery…

Horseback riding in the valley gives you memorable experiences.  Photo: Shutterstock

Horseback riding in the valley gives you memorable experiences. Image: Shutterstock

Going to Gorkhi Terelj National Park, you can also experience horseback riding and archery on the vast steppe that is almost isolated from the outside world. The tall pine forests on the mountainside blend with the clear sky with each floating cloud, creating a backdrop that highlights the wildflowers below the valley. Sitting on horseback, you will see the whole colorful valley.

You have the opportunity to experience being a nomad at the Ger tent.  Photo: Shutterstock

You have the opportunity to experience being a nomad at the Ger tent. Image: Shutterstock

In addition, coming to Mongolia, you will not forget when you spend a night sleeping in Ger (or Yurt) huts – the traditional nomadic housing of the people here. The white huts look so simple, but inside there are full facilities like a motel. Hospitable people will greet you in Mongolian and invite you to enjoy specialties such as: Suutei tsai (milk tea), or Airag – a fragrant fermented drink of horse milk with a unique flavor. The dishes here are mainly made from lamb, goat meat… with many nutrients.

Ride a camel across the sand dunes of the Gobi . desert

In the midst of the vast green of the steppe, Mongolia also impresses with the barren Gobi desert. But that wildness is favored by nature with a magnificent landscape. The Gobi desert embraces giant sand dunes, enchanting oases and rocky mountains creating a vivid and captivating natural picture with many free footsteps roaming the legendary “Silk Road” .

Riding a camel across the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert is a must-do in Mongolia.  Photo: Shutterstock

Riding a camel across the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert is a must-do in Mongolia. Image: Shutterstock

The car will take you into the desert land. A blue sky opens right in front of your eyes with the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes stretching 80 km, surrounded by streams, hills, willow trees and bushes… Here you will discover the nomadic way of life. unique, learn about camel breeding, dine with local dishes in Ger hut… Then you will participate in camel riding experience activities across the sand dunes, enjoying the wonders of nature nature in the desert, watching the sunset fall in harmony with the picture of the green steppe.

A special feature in this journey is that you will be able to sleep in Ger media hut, feel the cold at night in the vast sand desert.

Tour information:

Explore Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar – Tsonjin Boldog – Gorkhi Terelj National Park – Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes – Khustain Nuruu. Time 8 days 7 nights. Departure on May 26 and June 2, 9. Package price 54.99 million VND.

Vietravel Travel Company: 190 Pasteur, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Phone: (028) 38228898. Hotline: 19001839. Fanpage: vietravel. Website.

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