Country of immense and endless plains, of beautiful lakes and inhospitable deserts; of resistant men and women who preserve the ancient stones that have determined their way of life for centuries … An exceptional country with a whole landscape to discover.
ULAANBAATR (ULÁN BATOR)
Ulaanbaatar has been for the past 350 years a nomadic city, which has changed its location more than 20 times. Today it is the capital of Mongolia and has become a vibrant city with more than one million inhabitants. This city reflects the fun and exposure between nomadic and modern traditions. If you visit Ulaanbaatr you can not miss the Gandan Monastery, with a golden statue of 26 meters from Buddha, the monument of Genghis Khan and the National Museum, the Bogd Khaan palace-museum or the Buddha Park.
Huvsgul Lake is the deepest lake in North Asia, 900 meters deep and an area of 2700 square kilometers. Nine species of fish inhabit the lake, including the grayling of Siberia and Lenox. The lake and the thick forest that surrounds it allows more than 68 species of mammals, in addition to 244 species of birds and 750 types of plants. Thanks to this magnificent environment is a perfect place for holidays with a variety of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trekking, sport fishing, and bird watching.
In the days of Ghengis Khan, it was the capital of Mongolia, still retains the walls surrounding the city that was razed by the Russians in the Soviet era. Since 2004 it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, its cultural and historical wealth make Karakarum one of the main destinations of Mongolia. Everyone could visit not only the archaeological remains of the ancient city, but also the two turtle-shaped stone sculptures that acted as protectors of the city and represent eternity.