Mongolia, literally Mongol country/nation is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and the People's Republic of China to the south, east and west. Although Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, its western-most point is only 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Kazakhstan's eastern tip. Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the population. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic.
The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the G?kturks and others. The Mongol Empire was founded by Genghis Khan in 1206. After the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty, the Mongols returned to their earlier pattern of constant internal conflict and occasional raids on the Chinese borderlands. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, most of Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Qing Dynasty. During the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, Mongolia declared independence, but had to struggle until 1921 to firmly establish de facto independence from the Republic of China, and until 1945 to gain international recognition.
The geography of Mongolia is varied, with the Gobi Desert to the south and with cold and mountainous regions to the north and west. Much of Mongolia consists of steppes. The highest point in Mongolia is the Kh?iten Peak in the Tavan bogd massif in the far west at 4,374 m (14,350 ft). The basin of the lake Uvs Nuur, shared with Tuva Republic in Russia, is a natural World Heritage Site. Most of the country is hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter, with January averages dropping as low as −30 ?C (−22 ?F).
As you can see we still require an introduction to Mongolia writing by a local photographer (or someone with experience of the country). If you are interested please contact us via the feedback link at the top of this page.
Eagle Dreams: Searching for Legends in Wild Mongolia
When Stephen Bodio was a young boy in the early 1950s he saw an image in "National Geographic" which became forever etched in his mind: it was a photograph of a Kazakh nomad, dressed in a long coat and wearing a fur hat, holding a huge tame eagle on his fist.
Mongolia: Country Guide (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
New edition of the best-selling guide to Mongolia; the outdoor activities chapter is packed with tips and practical information for organising cycling tours, hiking, kayaking, and horse and camel trekking; the only Mongolia guide available with maps of major towns across all regions; GPS coordinates to help visitors find what they're looking for.
Languange:Khalkha Mongolian, sspoken by 90% of the population. A variety of dialects of Oirat and Buryat are spoken across the country, and there are also some speakers of Mongolic Khamnigan. In the west of the country, Kazakh and Tuvan, both Turkic languages, are also spoken.
OTher: Drive on the right side of the road.
Mon Nip Camera Shop
Peace Ave 30 Central Ulaanbaatar, tel: 011 315 838
Photographer - Pavel Filatov Photography
Pavel Filatov was born 1976 in Voronezn, Central Russia. He grew up in Czech Republic, Latvia and the Altai Mountain Foothills.
Much as somebody like me is in Mongolia to shoot the awesome and legendary taimen fishing, it would be foolish not to take every single advantage presented to you.
Mongolia is a large landlocked country between two larger countries–Russia and China. Located on mountains and plateaus, it is one of the world’s highest countries, with an average elevation of 1,580 meters (5,180 feet).
Adventure Quests is pleased to present the first of its Take Only Pictures travel photography workshops. First in the line-up is Mongolia - Land of the Blue Sky.
If you are passionate about travel photography and are looking to take it to the next level, why not make the learning process easier and more enjoyable by attending one of our travel photography workshops & tours?
Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris
In the rugged highlands of western Mongolia the ancient tradition of hunting with golden eagles has experienced a renaissance.
Panoramic Journeys specialises in small group tours and tailormade travel to Mongolia and Bhutan. Over the past decade we have built a reputation for designing unique, inspirational holidays, sharing our first hand knowledge of these countries that we love so much.
Silk Road Treasure Tours
Photo Tours to Central Asia give you an opportunity to enjoy its awesome landscape of towering mountains, crystal clear Lakes; interact with hospitable people; participate at cultural events and exciting festivities; to wander at the colorful bazaars and ancient neighborhoods!
Until about ten years ago, the remote Altai Mountains of Mongolia were hardly known by the outside world.
Online Gallery - Mongolia Photo Gallery
A host of images from Mongolia
Online Gallery - Our Surprising World
Photos of mongolia by Our Surprising World
Online Gallery - The Best of Mongolia
Plenty of photographs of Mongolia
Details about Mongolia
Photography in Mongolia
I did an unusual amount of event photography, in the three musical performances we went to and in a trip to an Ulaanbaatar disco.
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