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"Mongolia has no casualties from SARS. But we are still suffering from SARS." - Kim, our guesthouse owner, bemoaning the huge drop in tourists to Mongolia (most visitors take the train from Beijing, and no one wanted to go to China).

Naadam festival, camel riding in the Gobi, staying in gers

Mongolian food (unless you love mutton), uncovered manholes in UB, Mongolian horse saddles

head scratchers
BBQ Marmot, ankle bone shooting, Korean beauty salons



population (mn)

2.5 million
capital Ulaan Baatar
languages Mongolian
religion Tibetan Buddhist
currency Togrik

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 5
fun: 4
transport: 3
nature: 4


total score: 21/30


average cost per day
$US75 per day (for two)



  July 18 ->   Ulaan Baatar  
  July 13 ->   Naadam Festival  
  July 8 ->   Mongolia Road Trip: Week 2  
  July 2 ->   Mongolia Road Trip: Week I  
  June 25 ->   The TRANS-Mongolian Express  
coming soon...