Mongolia is located in the northeastern part of Asia and is the only landlocked country in East Asia. It is connected to China in the south, east and west, neighboring Russia in the north, and its capital is Ulaanbaatar. The name of Mongolia means bravery and simplicity. In addition to the endless grassland, Mongolia also has many activities, food, shelter, entertainment, etc. with ethnic characteristics, such as the annual Nadam Conference, Mongolian milk tea, horse milk wine, yurts, long notes, matouqin, etc. Most of Mongolia’s monuments were destroyed during the Stalin period in the Soviet Union, but there are also some surviving monuments, such as the Erdenizhao Temple. Deer stones and Turkic inscriptions can also be found on the grasslands，which is the only relic left by the ancient nomads.
The capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, is Mongolia’s most important central city and Mongolia’s only international flight port, where half of the country’s population is concentrated. With Ulaanbaatar as the center, Mongolia can be roughly divided into five parts: east, west, south, north and middle. Mongolia’s topography is dominated by grasslands, Gobi and forests. The Gobi occupies the southern part of Mongolia, and the central and northern parts are dominated by grasslands. There is a large forest in the east, the north is affected by the season, and there are relatively few tourists in the east and west.
Spring (March to early May): There are many days of snow, wind and sand, often with sudden cold and hot, and the climate is volatile.
Summer (June-August): It is a good season of wind and sun, good travel, big temperature difference between morning and evening, and it is also a natural summer resort.
Autumn (September to October): Autumn is high and the climate is stable, but the weather gradually gets colder.
Winter (November~February): Silver-covered, the temperature reaches minus 40 degrees Celsius at the coldest time. Mongolia is also a good time in winter.
Regular Mongolian meals are influenced Western-style cuisine. People mostly eat beef, mutton and lower portion of chicken and pork. Also, horse meat and liver show up in menus. In the city of Ulaanbaatar, it has a variety of restaurants available including Mongolian, Korean, Chinese, American, Italian, French, Indian, Japanese and many more. As for the field menu, it is adjusted to visitors and special meal requests are always possible for vegans and vegetarians.
Mongolia is considered one of the safest countries in the world to travel. Mongolian’s are kind and hospitable by nature making it a very pleasant and great place to visit.
The best time to visit Mongolia is during the Mongolian summer, from the mid of June till last week of August. This is the safest time of the year to travel to Mongolia in terms of weather, sunny days throughout Mongolia and sufficient rainfall to make the steppes lush and green. June and September are both very pleasant times to visit Mongolia. September, autumn is enjoyable, colorful, not hot, and not cold. Nomads have plenty of dairy products and are busy processing milk and preparing for winter. Beautiful countryside of Mongolia is even more beautiful and picturesque with the autumn colors.