minister_of_culture_sport_and_tourism_oyungerel_looks_at_dinosaur_skull_in_new_yorkA ceremony to mark the handover to Mongolia of the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Baatar that was illegally taken from Mongolia was held in New York City on May 6, 2013.  Tsagaan Puntsag, Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia, and  and Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, Minister of for Sports, Culture and Tourism, spoke at the ceremony, as did Department of Homeland Security Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  U.S. judicial and law enforcement officials worked closely with their Mongolian counterparts in this case.

turkish-prime-minister-visits-mongoliaPrime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is paying an official visit to Mongolia by the invitation of his Mongolian counterpart, Mr. Altankhuyag Norov. His visit started on April 11th, 2013 during which he was received by the President of Mongolia, Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia and Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Enkhbold Z.


Ulaanbaatar City’s Tourism Board and Ulaanbaatar Police join efforts to increase safety of tourists. Mongolia is considered as one of the safest country for tourists worldwide.

tyrannosaurs_bataar_to_return_to_MongoliaU.S. Department of Homeland Security will hand over a nearly complete 70-million-year-old fossil dinosaur notoriously known as Tyrannosaurus Bataar to the Government of Mongolia in May, 2013.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:17

Good bye, Lenin! Welcome, dinosaurs!

inside_lenin_museum_statuemongolia_dinosaur_tyrannosaurs_bataarA handing over ceremony of Lenin’s museum will be held today. Earlier the Mongolia’s Government approved a decree to turn Lenin’s museum into Dinosaur Museum although the exact date of the hand-over wasn’t clear until now.


MIAT Mongolian Airlines received National Air Flag Carrier status according to the "Government policy on civil aviation until 2020". The official ceremony to hand over the status certificate was held on February 25, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Mongolia-mountain-ovoo-burkhan-khaldunA consultative meeting on protection of Burkhan Khaldun mountain, the birthplace of Genghis Khan (Chinggis Khaan - Mong.), will be held at  “Centre on Conservation of Freshwater Reserves and Nature of Mongolia” (CCFRNM) on March 1st, 2013.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:15

Dinosaur Museum in Mongolia

Mongolia-Gobi-DinosaurA new “Central Museum of Dinosaurs” will be built by the decree #11 of the Government of Mongolia from the January 12th, 2013. According to the decree, the museum will be established in order to “protect and pass Mongolia’s cultural heritages to next generations and increase awareness of paleontological findings”.

Sunday, 17 February 2013 05:27

Go Nomadic, Experience Mongolia

During Mongolia Tourism Forum 2013 held in January, 2013 the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia selected and approved a new slogan “Go Nomadic, Experience Mongolia” for advertising Mongolia's tourism.

mongolian-buddha-statues-in-dashchoilin-monasteryOn January 16, 2013 The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia, Mrs. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba visited Daschoilin monastery to introduce with the current status of the monastery complex and to listen to their problems. The administration of the monastery expressed its gratitude for newly formed ministry and pledged full support to the development of culture and tourism in Mongolia. The Dashchoilin monastery is the first monastery of its kind of the capital city and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2015.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Skytrax 3 star airlineOpening the first of the 2013 Airline Star Ranking changes, Skytrax have announced that MIAT MONGOLIAN AIRLINES has been awarded the 3-Star Airline certification. MIAT Mongolian Airlines was previously ranked as a 2-Star Airline, but the recent level of Product and Service improvements have enabled their Star Ranking to be awarded at a 3-Star Airline level.

mongolian airlines shanghai ulaanbaatar flightA newly founded Mongolian Airlines Group has launched charter flight between Shanghai and Ulaanbaatar on January 3rd this year ahead of its planned regular service. The regular flights will commence starting from January 24th, 2013 and will be the first such regular air traffic between Shanghai and Ulaanbaatar.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 06:43

Mongolia on CNN's 2013 travel wish list


CNN has announced its 2013 travel wish list. And guess what country is leading the list. Here's the citation from the CNN article.

1. Mongolia

Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman set his sights on Mongolia early in life.

"Back when I was, I think, nine or ten years old I read a book about Marco Polo, how he traveled with his uncles on the ultimate business trip to the Mongol Empire at its height," wrote Wedeman, who recently moved to Rome after an assignment in Cairo.


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