This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from Mongolia, the result of a trip to different parts of the country.
If you look up my articles from Mongolia, you will also find videos and regular travelogues. Before you do, start with these pictures from Mongolia.
Mongolia provided a stop-over of a few days on the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing. This gallery provides images from that journey as well as some shots from the visit to a ger camp and the capital of Ulanbaatar.
Afterwards, find all photo galleries on Sandalsand.
Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. It covers an area of 1,564,116 square kilometres, with a population of just 3.3 million, making it the world’s most sparsely populated sovereign nation. Besides, Mongolia is the world’s largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. Much of its area is grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to roughly half of the country’s population.
Approximately 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic; horse culture remains integral. Buddhism is the majority religion, with the nonreligious being the second-largest group. Islam is the second-largest religion, concentrated among ethnic Kazakhs. Most citizens are ethnic Mongols, with roughly 5% of the population being Kazakhs, Tuvans, and also other minorities, especially concentrated in the west.