Mongolia

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In Ulaanbaatar, elaborate temples now live cheek by jowl with rising skyscrapers, thanks to an influx of investment from the financial sector. The new Shangri-La Hotel (doubles from $260) is raising the luxury quotient with 290 contemporary rooms,...
For most of us, running out of toothpaste is easily remedied by a quick trip to the local drugstore. For Kirsten and Carl Dixon, owners of the Winterlake Lodge on mile 198 along the Iditarod Trail in South Central Alaska, it involves calling an ai...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
WE TOOK THE 36-HOUR TRAIN RIDE (RATHER THAN THE TWO-HOUR PLANE RIDE) from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. The cars had been made in Germany and were surprisingly comfortable; the food was really quite edible. On the way my traveling companions and I saw m...
Travelers more accustomed to high-end hotels than to hostels can now visit Mongolia's rugged terrain in comfort. Three Camel Lodge (www.threecamellodge.com; doubles from $300, including transfers and excursions), the area's first luxury wilderness...
For generations, Mongolia's northern Hentiy province, best known as the birthplace of Genghis Khan, was also home to one of the world's major Buddhist sites—until the 1930's, when Communist fervor spreading from the Soviet Union reduced Baldan Bar...
Arriving in Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Express from Beijing, I wondered where everyone was. In China, there had been crowds everywhere, the dense human mass overwhelming even to someone from India. But just miles after we crossed the border wi...
Windswept dunes, undulating grasslands, sparkling lakes surrounded by towering peaks, the widest sky this side of Montana—is it any surprise that Mongolia is drawing adventurers in search of the raw beauty of a new frontier?All but closed ...
See our slideshow of Great Humanitarian Trips Around the World. When Tim Donahue recalls traveling in India, where he volunteered in medical camps among poor Rajasthani villagers in 2005 and 2006, lots of fond memories come flooding back. Like th...