Mongolia – Final impression

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Today, we finish the series about Mongolia on my blog.

If you like my photo-impressions – I’m very happy. πŸ™‚
If you started to think about visiting Mongolia – I’m even more happy. πŸ˜‰

I think, Mongolia is still one of these “unspoiled” countries, where tourists/travelers can enjoy the emptiness. So, it’s better to visit Mongolia earlier than later, before it’ll become a more popular destination.

I’d like to visit Mongolia once more, because there are many interesting places what I had to skip during my first trip. And maybe, I’ll change my opinion, that the Gobi desert is the most beautiful part of Mongolia. πŸ˜‰

Mongolia – The skies of Mongolia

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

After one day on the Gobi desert, it came to my mind, that it would be so easy to make an album called “The skies of Mongolia”. I was really impressed by the Gobi desert, i.e., how many different places belong to it (sand dunes, mountains), or the variety of animals and plants I saw them. All stunning landscapes together with blue skies, gentle clouds, rainbows etc. made me fall in love with Gobi! πŸ™‚

Mongolia – Pika

Pika, The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Today, I’m showing you a cute animal that I met in the Eagle Valley (see post from 23.08).

This small mammal, with big rounded ears, is called pika. Sometimes, people call it as “whistling hare”, because it looks a bit like a rabbit or a hare (well, a bit… maybe… πŸ˜‰ ), and it makes an extra funny noise – kind of whistling or calling “peee, peee”.

If you are curios, what does the call sound like – check e.g., on YouTube (I smile each time while hearing it).

Mongolia – Camels

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

There are Bactrian camels (with two humps) living in Mongolia.

Camels are important animals for nomads. They are used mostly as the means of transportation, what’s very convenient on the desert.

I was simply enjoying seeing camels or horses on the desert – nice animals and lovely scenery – that’s more than enough for me. πŸ™‚

Mongolia – Horses

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

I’m sure, everyone brings some β€œimages” from trips; these kind of pictures that stay in our head forever.
I have a few of these kind of images from Mongolia. One of them, is similar to today’s picture from my blog – wild horses on the Gobi desert. πŸ™‚
That’s also my first impression from the Gobi desert. πŸ™‚
I hope, you like this picture. πŸ™‚

Mongolia – Ger

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Ger (Yurt) is a portable round tent and a traditional nomadic house.
In today’s picture, you see two gers located in the Gobi desert.

In Mongolia, it’s possible to spend a night in a ger, and I can really recommend it as a unique experience! Especially, when you’re in the Gobi desert, staying overnight in a ger is a must! πŸ™‚
It’s even possible to spend a night in a ger in Ulaanbataar, just the surrounding view will be different. πŸ˜‰

Mongolia – Eagle Valley

Yoliin Am, The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Today, I’m showing you a picture from the “Eagle Valley” or “Valley of the Vultures” (Yoliin Am). It’s a canyon in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains or the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Some people say it’s one of the most beautiful places in Mongolia. I liked it, but was much more impressed by sandy dunes of Gobi or other places in the desert.