Lonely Planet - Travel Guide - Mongolia
Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, may be a hotbed of progressive attitudes, but in the rest of the 'Land of the Blue Sky', life remains pretty much the same - horses outnumber people, nomads still move camp each season and on long-distance bus rides you'll be serenaded by passengers singing folk tunes.
- Best activities: yak-carting, horse-trekking, hiking
- In a land short on signposts, GPS coordinates locate the hotspots
- Comprehensive Culture chapter with advice on local customs and etiquette
- Rock climbing opportunities in the Gobi and mountain biking in Terelj and Khentii