The Atlas Obscura Guide To Mongolia
23 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Mongolia
Updated February 24, 2023
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Did Khutulun and Other Warrior Women Actually Fight in the Mongol Army?
From wielding lethal bows to commanding troops, the female soldiers of the Central Asian steppe were formidable foes.
by Sarah Durn
The Women Who Ran Genghis Khan’s Empire
From fighting in the army to managing the kingdom, women were key players in every aspect of the Mongol Empire.
by Sarah Durn
Mongolia's Melting Ice Reveals Fragile Prehistoric Artifacts
Researchers scramble to find and study everyday items preserved for millennia and now at risk.
by William Taylor
Can the Mighty Bankhar Dogs of Mongolia Save the Steppe?
These ancient guardians of the traditional nomadic way of life are making a comeback.
by Shoshi Parks
How a Young Eagle Huntress Kicks Butt at a Kazakh Tradition
10-year old Aimoldir Dayanbek is out there beating grown men.
by Winnie Lee
How an Agoraphobic Traveler Wanders the Earth
When anxiety set boundaries on her life, this adventurer found solace and excitement in Google Street View.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
After 65 Years, a Wild Ass Is Back in Eastern Mongolia
Khulan have been on the wrong side of the tracks for far too long.
by Isaac Schultz