5 Fun Facts about Mongolia You Probably Didn't Know

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Mongolia has the coldest desert in the world, Gobi Desert. It has some of the best dinosaur fossil sites in the world where you can see skeletons and eggs of these ancient gigantic reptiles… Read more.

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5 Fun Facts about Mongolia You Probably Didnt Know Mongolia is a land of mountains that is located in East Asia between China and Russia. Most parts of Mongolia are 5000 feet above of sea level and the country gets around 4 inches rain every year. Also the country has the coldest desert in the world Gobi Desert. It has some of the best dinosaur fossil sites in the world where you can see skeletons and eggs of these ancient gigantic reptiles. Before you go on a holiday to Mongolia here are 5 fun facts about the country that you probably did not know:  No Coin Currency: This is the first ever country where you will not find a coin currency. All the currencies are notes in Mongolia. The higher currency here is a note of 20000 with the picture of Genghis Khan. All the higher value notes have a picture of Genghis Khan while lower denominations have the picture of Sukhbaatar the person who declared Mongolia a free country in 1921.  Mongolians Love Hats: Hats are like a symbol of good luck in Mongolia. Hence every Mongolian loves to wear a hat. Also touching others hat is considered disrespectful here. So next time when you holiday in Mongolia buy one good luck hat for yourself and do not touch anyone’s hat to follow the country’s code of conduct.  Men love to Roll Their T-shirts: Most of the Mongolian men love to roll up their tops. Men from different age groups and sizes roll up their t-shirts to expose their bellies and chests. There is no significant reason behind this but they love to do it and it would be polite to not stare at them even if your find this a strange thing.  3D Pictures on the Roads: When you visit the places like Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia you can find some nicely created 3D graffiti on the roads. To praise the beauty of those 3D graffiti you need to stand at the right point. You will be able to click a lot of memorable photos on your trip.  South-facing Gers: Find a Ger whenever you lost while trekking in Mongolia. It is a handy tip to find the right direction because Gers are traditionally build south-facing since the Northern winds are really cold and the residents can avoid it by building Gers facing the opposite direction. Next time when you are lost your way in Mongolia you might just be able to find your direction by just seeing which way the Gers are facing.

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