Mongolia is situated between China and Russia on the Eurasian continent.
It is 1.5 million square kilometers or 1 million square miles. It’s roughly the size of Alaska or two times the size of France.
Mongolia has little over 3 million people, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.
July is the hottest month with an average temperature at 18 C. (64 F.) and the coldest is January at -23 C. (-9 F.). The wettest month is usually June with an average of 50 mm of rain.
Average altitude of Mongolia is 1,580 meters (1 mile) above the sea level.
Born Temujin, son of a small chieftain in the 12-13th century, Chinggis Khaan, as he is known in Mongolia, was able to unite smaller tribes and formed a united Mongolia for the first time. He built the biggest contiguous empire in the world’s history.
Outer Mongolia is a sovereign country with official membership at the United Nations, state borders, and its own language, government, and currency. Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region in the Peoples Republic of China. Centuries ago, these were united as one country.
There are direct flights from Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Moscow, Ankara, Berlin, Tokyo. For travelers from the North America, Seoul works the best, while the largest number of flights come through Beijing.
Yes, absolutely. At Mongolia Quest we have trips combining all three or two of these neighbors at a time. Mongolia and Tibet combinations are quite popular.