Travel to Mongolia

Discover the 21 provinces in 5 geographical regions


Regional Map of Mongolia

Mongolia is divided into 21 provinces (aimags) and it is categorised into 5 geographical regions. The regions differ in climate, landscape and culture.

Explore The 5 Regions

From the Sand Dunes of Gobi in Southern Mongolia to Taiga Forest areas in Northern Mongolia. Each of the 5 regions vary in landscape and nature, and there are ton of great tour and attractions you can experience.

Northern Mongolia

Northern Mongolia provides a wonderful opportunity to explore country’s fertile land, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains, hidden valleys, vast rolling hills that blend with nomadic culture and indigenous people. The region is the easiest place to travel outside of the capital Ulaanbaatar, with most of the places reached by paved road along with the railway lines.

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Taiga Forest, Fresh Water Lake, Raindeer Herders

Capital City, Museums & Monasteries, Rock Mountains

Central Mongolia

The geographic heart of the nation, Central Mongolia is a land of our ancestors blessed with beautiful natural landscapes, historical sites, ancient Buddhist temples, burial mounds and outstanding patterns of its own. The regional characteristics are dominated by the Hangai mountain climate covered by thick green forest with high diversity of flora and fauna.

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Southern Mongolia

Stretching from beautiful Gobi Gurvan Saikhan mountains into rugged, semi desert plains, Southern Mongolia has plenty of magics to offer with striking red rock formations of the landscape, beautiful two humped Bacterian camels in the singing sand dunes and 80 million of years old dinosaur fossils.

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Sand Dunes & Desert, Flaming Cliffs, Dinosaur Bones

Eagle Hunters, Glacier Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Sand Dunes

Western Mongolia

Western Mongolia is a place that needs to be seen to be believed. From the glaciers of Potanin, Tsengel Khairkhan mountain, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park to beautifully flowered green meadows and long trails of horseback riding to mountain streams and rivers, western Mongolia is something very special.

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Eastern Mongolia

Eastern Mongolia is birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, who ruled the greatest empire in the world history. The Khentii Mountain range, and expansive grassland which is characterized by treeless flat steppes, gently rolling hills and wetlands are the iconic landscapes of the region.

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Chinggis Khan Birtplace, Steppe, Rivers and Lakes