A landlocked country between East and Central Asia, Mongolia is the 19th largest and most sparsely populated independent country in the world. It lies north of the Gobi desert and its predominant religion is Tibetan Buddhism. Majority of the citizens are Mongols, Kazaks and Tuvans.

Mongolia has a very interesting history as it was ruled by many different empires and dynasties such as the Mongol Empire, the Yuan Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty and many others. So you can only imagine its historical attractions.

With cold and mountainous regions to the north, and the highest point Khuten Peak in the west, Mongolia’s climate is quite extreme; it’s hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. The basin of the lake Uvs Nuur, which Mongolia shares as a territory with Tuva Republic in Russia, is a natural World Heritage Site. Mongolia’s steppe landscape with winding rivers is a very scenic site.

Mongolia’s interesting and popular infrastructures include the Mosque in Olgii, the National University of Mongolia in Ulaan Baatar, the Christian church in the capita, the Sukhbaatar Square (home of prime minister and president), and more importantly the Buddhist monastery in Tsetserleg.

Wrestling is a common sport in Mongolia. People gather at the Bokhiin Orgoo, which is the main arena for Mongolian wrestling, just to witness a wrestling match. Horse racing and archery are also common activities of the Mongolians. All three favourite sports occur simultaneously during the Nadam, the largest summer celebration in the country that is similar to a sports fest.

Mongolia also boasts of unique architecture beginning with the yurts, tent-like structures that started out as temples and now are dwellings. The Gandategchinlen Khiid Monastery has many Buddhist architecture temples.

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