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  • Background info
  • Landscape Mongolia
    The vast Gobi Desert covers about a third of Mongolia and is located in southern Mongolia. The Mongols distinguish more than 30 different Gobi’s on the basis of soil type, colour and vegetation. In the ...
  • Population Mongolia
    Mongolia has a land area of 1.565 million square kilometers. Mongolia has a population of about 3.2 million inhabitants. The population of Mongolia is fairly young; almost half of the total population is under 21 ...
  • Religion Mongolia
    Mongolia knows a longstanding religious oppression where the majority of the population now dares to call themselves Buddhists again. However, not all Mongolians actively profess the faith. Due to the current religious freedom the Korean ...
  • Culture Mongolia
    Mongolians are characterized by a remarkable combination of politeness and directness; this is related to their lives in the steppe. Life in the city is also characterized by the same directness. So you will rarely ...
  • Festivals Mongolia
    People in Mongolia celebrate traditional and religious festivals but also national holidays and holidays from the socialist period. The population of Mongolia has given a new meaning to the holidays from the socialist period; this ...
  • Food and drinks Mongolia
    The Mongolian diet is often known as elementary and for the Western population the basic ingredients are indeed often quite limited. This is due to the tradition of nomadic pastoralists whose animals were the main ...
  • Language Mongolia
    More than 90% of the Mongolian population speaks the languages Halh or Chalcha (Khhalkha); it is most common in the center and the south of Mongolia. Children are taught in this language at school. In ...
  • Tipping Mongolia
    Gratuities are uncommon in Mongolia except in the western style restaurants. In the western restaurants it is appreciated if you give a tip but at other places the staff will run after you because you ...
  • Weather and climate Mongolia
    Mongolia is characterized by extremes. In the Gobi Desert temperatures can rise to 40 degrees in the summer but it can also freeze hard in the winter. From May to August (the touristic high season) ...
  • Practical info
  • Information for people at home Mongolia
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  • Communication Mongolia
    Mongolia knew an advanced post system with riders who functioned as couriers. It is said that in the heyday an important letter from Mongolia to Europe was transported in only 11 days. Nowadays it is ...
  • Electricity Mongolia
    The voltage in Mongolia is 220 volts. Our round plugs fit in practically all Mongolian power outlets. Power cuts happen regularly in Mongolia. It is therefore advisable to bring a plug adaptor, a flashlight and ...
  • Health Mongolia
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for Mongolia but some vaccinations are recommended. Which vaccinations and the number of vaccinations depends on the type of trip and the area you are visiting. Travel Pharmacy for Mongolia Bring a ...
  • Luggage and clothing Mongolia
    It is advised to pack your luggage in a backpack (with inner frame) with a total weight of 10 to 15 kilograms. A compact weekend bag is also a convenient option. A (hard) suitcase is ...
  • Money Mongolia
    The currency of Mongolia is the Tugrik (MNT). Only paper money of this currency is in circulation. For one euro you will receive 2250 Tugrik (September 2015). After your stay in Mongolia it is virtually ...
  • Opening hours Mongolia
    Most of the shops in Mongolia open at 09:00 am but an opening time of 10:00 am is also not an exception. On the other hand 24 hour shops gain popularity; certain shops, cafeterias, internet ...
  • Photographs Mongolia
    Photography is seen as an important aspect of a trip by travellers. Fabulous, magical moments, magnificent monuments, contacts with local people and bizarre situations are captured. At home these photos turn into lasting memories on ...
  • Safety Mongolia
    Mongolia is a relatively safe country but you have to be alert too. A well-known group of small time criminals operate at the Narantuul market. At night you risk facing a dangerous looking street dog ...
  • Time differences Mongolia
    During our winter time the time difference with Mongolia is + 7 hours and during our summer time it is + 6 hours. Mongolia does not use daylight saving time. ...