Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Mongolia
There are tons of reasons to visit Mongolia. It’s a special country in many ways. From its geographical location to its unique cultures and traditions, you have great reasons to visit the place. Before doing so, you need to know a few things to avoid getting inconvenienced. You will also make the most of your trip. Here are some of them.
Plan everything in detail
There’s nothing wrong in having a trip where you can hop on the plane on the last minute. You have no plans whatsoever. You even want to get lost and see how exciting it is. Mongolia isn’t one of the places where you can do it. You should plan every detail of your trip to this country if you want it to be successful. Transportation is sparse, especially outside of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. You don’t want to experience problems while traveling because you didn’t prepare for it. If you have to work with an agency to organize your trip, you must do it.
Don’t miss the throat singing spectacle
If you can’t catch a throat singing show during your trip, it’s as if you’ve never been to Mongolia. It pays to watch one of these shows. Music binds people around the world, but it’s even more special for the Mongolian culture. Throat singing has been a part of the country’s traditions for generations. While singing, musicians also play an instrument called the horsehead fiddle. It’s a unique show that will leave your jaws dropped. You have to sit and watch these performers make the notes come alive.
The country isn’t as big as you think
You might see Mongolia clearly from afar when you look at the map. It’s a massive piece of land. However, like Australia, a significant portion of it is dessert. Therefore, you can’t really do much outside of the areas with modern civilization. If you’re adventurous enough, you can visit some of the remote locations. You might have to ask for help from locals, though. Make sure you stay hydrated when you travel. While it gets cold for several months, it can also be humid at the same time. If you’re not well-hydrated, you can get sick.
Bring something to eat
If you are a picky eater or you have tons of food restrictions, you should be ready before heading to Mongolia. The country is really cold and many people eat meat for stored fat. They also like eating canned goods since they don’t spoil quickly. If you’re not comfortable with a meat-heavy diet, you should bring your own food. You will find it challenging to get dishes that match your dietary needs.
There will be long drives
If you want to visit places outside the capital, prepare for long drives. Some of them can be up to 8 hours. It depends on your chosen destination. Make sure you bring books and devices to keep you entertained as you travel.
With these tips, you’re ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Mongolia.
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