Temples and Treasures
the 13th Century, under the leadership of Chinggis Khan, the Mongol people
created an empire so large that it stretched from the sea of Japan to the
gates of Warsaw and as far south as Burma. Mongolia's history since this
time has been turbulent, yet, this country which created the largest
remains a jewel in an undiscovered treasure trove of remarkable temples,
ancient burial grounds and the ruins of ancient cities.
On this cultural journey we explore the Land of Blue
skies from a historical perspective, journeying through the seas of emerald
green to visit remarkable cultural sights that have survived the passage of
Starting in the Nations capital, Ulaanbaatar,
we learn of Mongolia's
past and present by visiting many of the National museums. We then journey
northwards to the fertile lands of Selenge to Amarabaysgalant monastery one
of just a handful of Mongolia's
monasteries which survived the Stalinist purges of the 1930's unscathed.
After exploring the monastery and its surrounds we continue or journey
westwards through the heartland of Mongolia - Arhangai province -
often referred to as the Switzerland of Mongolia. Here we will find the
lushest pasture, fattest animals and the tastiest airag (khoumiss). After
visiting ancient burial sites we swing southwards to the former capital of
the Mongol Empire - Karakorum - and the most
significant monastery in Mongolia,
Erdene Zuu ('Hundred
Treasures'), before returning eastwards to the capital.
A fascinating journey through Mongolia's history from 2000BC until
today that will appeal to the thinking traveller wishing to travel in just
a bit of style - temples, treasures and hot springs with the comfort and
security of ger camps each night.
May through October
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