Why you must travel the Silk Road in your lifetime; Chris Moss; Telegraph

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Why Genghis Khan’s Tomb Can’t Be Found; BBC

Mongolia – Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape

This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink salted milk tea in nomads’ round ger tents and to snap pictures of roaming horses and goats. Sometimes we stopped just for the sake of stopping ‒ Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, is endless by car. I couldn’t imagine tackling it on a horse.

But this is the country of Genghis Khan, the warrior who conquered the world on horseback. His story is full of kidnappings, bloodshed, love and revenge.

That’s just history. The legend begins with his death.

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Genghis Khan (known in Mongolia as Chinggis Khaan) once ruled everything between the Pacific Ocean and Caspian Sea.

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Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found; Erin Craig; BBC

Mongolia – Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape

While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location to remain a mystery.

This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink salted milk tea in nomads’ round ger tents and to snap pictures of roaming horses and goats. Sometimes we stopped just for the sake of stopping ‒ Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, is endless by car. I couldn’t imagine tackling it on a horse.

But this is the country of Genghis Khan, the warrior who conquered the world on horseback. His story is full of kidnappings, bloodshed, love and revenge.

That’s just history. The legend begins with his death.

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5 Wonders To Explore In Mongolia: Best Places For Nature Lovers; Johanna Michelle Lim; Trip101

Mongolia – Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

Mongolia has the lowest population density among all the countries in the world. There are only two people for every square kilometer of Mongolian land. By this statement, you can surmise that nature still rules, in this country.

But Nature takes on a completely different context. Whereas you’ll perhaps imagine endless pastures, waterfalls, or dense forests (although there’s that, too), Mongolia is really more well-known for its empty deserts and the people who have learned to live with such topography and have even found sanctity in it. It is not lush, so much as vast. Mongolians, especially the traditional nomads, have learned to utilize whatever the terrain has given them. They have learned to rely on nature that nurtures no matter what, with a resilience that has made their keen survival skills world-famous.

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