Mongolia’s Diversity

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“Outer Mongolia” has become shorthand for, at best, somewhere obscure or hard to find, and at worst a desolate wasteland in the middle of nowhere. But Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia to the north and China to the south, is a diverse place which boasts a vibrant capital city, Ulaanbaatar, and incredible natural wonders like Gorkhi-Terelj or Altai Tavn Bogd National Parks. It also contains the fifth largest desert in the world: the Gobi, with its stunning Khongor Sand Dunes, which stretches into China.

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