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Mongolia - Country Quickfacts

  • Trans Mongolian train
  • Mongolian wrestlers during Naadam Festival
  • Bactrian camels resting
  • Mongolian Monastery
Area:  1,564,115 km².
Capital: Ulaan Baatar
Country Code: 976
Country Population: 3,000,000
Currency: CAD$1 = 900 Mongolian Tugriks (MNT) and US$1 = 1135 Mongolian Tugriks approximately.
Departure Tax: A tax of $12USD is required for international departures.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 volts Ac, 50Hz.
Ethnic Groups:  95.35% Mongols
3.86% Kazakhs
0.8% others
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Location:  Mongolia is sandwiched between Russia to the north and China to the south.
Official Language(s): Khalkh Mongolian is the official language. Kazakh is spoken by 5 % of the population. There are also many Mongolian dialects.
Religion: Buddhist Lamaism.
Time Zone: 13 hours ahead of Toronto/New York and 16 hours ahead of Vancouver/Los Angeles.
Tipping: Tipping is common in Mongolia at restaurants; 5-10% of your service fee is recommended. Travellers should recognise that menu prices often are often subject to a 13% sales tax that will be added to the final bill. If on top of this, you wish to leave a generous tip, then the ‘international rate’ of 10% is a very reasonable starting place. As a guide, the following rates are what you may like to consider per person for good service: For tour guides and drivers, we suggest the following:

Driver: MNT 500 per person per day
Guide: MNT 1000 per person per day



Mongolia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Mongolia.

Learn about the history and culture of Mongolia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mongolia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mongolia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mongolia tours today!


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