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We all heard about Genghis Khan (Cengiz Han), but very few people know that he was from Mongolia and even though in most parts of the world, he’s responsible for his mass murders\ and destruction, he’s considered the National Hero of his birth country, Mongolia! His DNA is in (almost) every person in the world while 1 out of every 200 people is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan (Cengiz Han).
We’re talking about the guy whom China’s great wall been built for! His country must be pretty exciting, like himself.
Let’s learn about the country we all (sort of) belong to, Mongolia!
Recent history of Mongolia
Although Mongolian Empire once ruled the Ancient world, in recent history, it got annexed by China, and by USSR’s help, Mongolians could have a sovereign nation again and declared as an independent country on July 11, 1921.
As of the result, Mongolia set up close ties with the USSR for the next seven decades and the fun fact is that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mongolian politicians were inspired to make a change and changed the country’s system towards democracy and now, Mongolia is a democratic country, and it’s above Romania (An EU member) in Democracy index! (That’s what I call inspiration!!)
After becoming a democracy, Mongolia’s economy boomed and now the urban areas are (Somewhat) as modern as a typical Asian city!
People in Mongolia
Mongolia is the world’s 6th least densely populated country in the world, having a population of a bit more than 3.1 million. People are from different tribes with different dialects, however, they all are (sort of) able to communicate in Mongolian.
What to do in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia
The capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar’s skyline has been changing rapidly because of its booming economy, making it a great place to witness both the Ancient and modern side of Mongolia.
Don’t forget to take your warm clothes during the cold season as Ulaanbaatar is the world’s coldest capital.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Mongolia
Mongolia is all about green hills and the blue sky! Nature lovers usually find themselves in this country, conquering hill after hill and mountain after mountain!
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is a great park to see what I’m talking about with your eyes! There are also tours available there, both for climbing and camping.
Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia
Genghis Khan is everywhere in Mongolia, on the mountains, on money, numerous statues of him everywhere and special places and streets after his name. Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan in Ulaanbaatar is the most famous monument in the country to visit.
National Museum of Mongolia in Mongolia
Mongolia has a very interesting history, even before its massive Mongolian empire. People have been living in this country (Almost) since 850,000 years ago!
The national museum of Mongolia showcases it all, from a very early time till recently and even the culture of its people.
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24 thoughts on “Mongolia – where we all come from – Mongolia Tourism”
Thank you! 😊
Well written, i am currently living in Mongolia (UB) and can say that there is soo much more to do and say. Endless beautiful landscape and historical places, precise display of nomadic culture, historical places and and and. One could spent years on travelling without really seeing them all. It is a dream to be here for the time being. Feel free to visit my small blog for some insight pictures of my journey beside my job.
Thank you very much for the insight!
Hoping to travel through Mongolia in the next 2 years while living in China.
That would be an awesome journey!
Wish you luck!
Thank you for your comment!
Thank you for your comment 😊
You’re very welcome. Thank you for all your wonderful, interesting, well researched and well written and illustrated pieces always. 😊
My pleasure! 😊
It’s people like you that keep me doing it!
How wonderful. We are all here to encourage one another 😊🌺
Years ago, someone I knew was telling me that she had done a DNA test, and it came back with a small fraction of Mongolian DNA. She said it was because her mom was Polish, and when the Mongols were invading Poland in the Middle Ages there was all the raping and pillaging going on.
Just days later, I saw this. It was so perfect, I shared it with her. She laughed.
Thanks for sharing it!
Un luogo che spero di visitare un giorno. Grazie per farci viaggiare
il piacere è tutto mio! Grazie per il tuo commento!
Ah… another brilliant piece… I look forward to your blogs
Wow! Thank you so much for your support! 😊
Mongolia is surely in our bucket list in the days to come !!!
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Wow, definitely one of your more fascinating shared places! I’m a huge nature lover and I think I would love to visit there! Thank you for sharing😊
If you like nature, Mongolia is definitely the place to go!
Thank you very much for your comment!
Pleasure is all mine my friend, I really enjoy your blog!! Informative and interesting, always worth reading 😊
You made my day dear Ladysag!
Thank you for being so kind!