Where to go in Mongolia
List of regions
Formed by lava flows many millennia ago, the enchanting White Lake, surrounded by alpine meadows, is known for its fish and birdlife.
Elk, ibex and bears are among the native wildlife often seen at the deep, crystal-clear Lake Khovsgol near the Russian border, which is known as Mongolia's ‘dark blue pearl'.
Completed by the second Great Khan, Ogedai, the city of Karakorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire for 40 years and remained an important administrative centre until it was destroyed by Chinese troops during the Ming dynasty.
Straddling northern China and southern Mongolia, the Gobi is one of the world's most dramatic arid regions. Trips into this wild place and staying in gers provide a wonderful insight into the lives of the country's nomads.