Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of MongoliaOn 19 November, 2012 The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia, Her Excellency Oyungerel Tsedevdamba held a brief meeting with the Deputy Minister for Tourism from the Republic of Korea, Han Jang Young in the Government House during the visit of the latter in Mongolia upon his request.  Mr. Han Jang Young was accompanied by officials Lee Changho, Cha Moonyoung, Riew Wha Sun, and Kim Hyuntae.

During the meeting Mr. Han Jang Young emphasized the importance of growing number of tourists between two countries and expressed his interests in more close cooperation between two ministries. During the meeting Mr. Han Jang Young mentioned his interest in Mongolia’s three traditional manly games - archery, horse-racing and wrestling. He also said he wanted to visit Lake Khuvsgul but could not because of the cold weather but he promised to come back to see the lake.

North East Asia MapMongolia, China, Russia and the Republic of Korea agreed on November 7, 2012 to boost tourism in Northeast Asia.

The agreement, a memo signed at a forum involving the United Nations Development Program and Jilin province authorities, aims to promote cross-border tourism.

"Tourism is an industry that concerns a broad range of economic, social activities and, therefore, business interests. It cuts across many policy areas for governments in Northeast Asia and that requires closer ties and committed cooperation," said Choi Hoon, director of the UNDP Tumen Secretariat.

On 2nd of November, 2012 the Mongolian Tourism Association (MTA) will celebrate Mongolian Tourism Association anniversaryits 20th anniversary.

During the celebration, MTA will sum up its activities for past 20 years and set new goals for coming years.

MTA acts as an umbrella organization in the Mongolia's tourism industry.

Terelj Hotel MongoliaAccording to the World Travel Awards, Terelj Hotel is selected as Mongolia’s Leading Hotel of 2012. The hotel is located in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and is considered one of few true 5 star hotels in Mongolia. Other nominees for the category included Chinggis Khan Hotel, Blue Sky Tower Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ramada Ulaanbaatar and Ulaanbaatar Hotel.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The Wall Street Journal referred WTA as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry”. In 2013, WTA will celebrate its historic 20th anniversary year.

Forest plant MongoliaA four-year long research expedition by the Ministry of Nature of Mongolia to study endangered and beneficial herbs in forest, steppe and semi-desert steppe areas of 17 aimags accomplished its mission resulting in discovering of 188 of rare and 70 of endangered plant species in Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Ovorkhangai, Bayankhongor and South Gobi provinces.

Mongolia fossil dinosaur from GobiErik Prokopi was arrested on Wednesday for smuggling stolen dinosaur bones into the U.S. from Mongolia and China and selling them for up to $1.1 million, according to federal officials.

Eric Prokopi of Gainesville, 38, allegedly stole the skeletal remains of a half dozen dinosaurs including a nearly-complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus bataar — a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex — from other countries by forging customs papers, according to charging documents filed by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:39

Annual Swan Gathering

Swan gathering Mongolia

Annual gathering of hundreds of whooper swans in Ganga and Kholboo lakes in Sukhbaatar province is attracting not less people.

Each October, migratory birds, including magnificent whooper swans gather before migrating to more warmer places to the South. At the moment about 2700 swans have been spotted in that area and their number is about to increase in late October according to the local environment protection department.

This annual gathering is a breathtaking experience under the blue sky not only for tourists who traveled long way to get there but also to local people who say "The luck follows those who have seen swan gathering".

Friday, 05 October 2012 06:10

UB Art Fair 2012

Zanabazar fine art museum

Largest art fair of its kind in Mongolia in its 4th year, namely UB ART FAIR featuring arts and crafts and traditional arts to contemporary art, will take place at the Zanabazar National Fine Arts Museum from Friday 5th Oct till Wed 10th Oct 2012 (during five days).


Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:15

Mongolia Celebrates World Tourism Day

Buddha statue in Ulaanbaatar

On September 27th each year the world celebrates World Tourism Day. This year’s theme named  Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development aims to highlight tourism’s role in a brighter energy future; a future in which the world’s entire population has access to modern, efficient and affordable energy services.


Monday, 17 September 2012 09:11

Mongolia Celebrates Book Day

On August 24, 2012, President of Mongolia Elbegdorj Tsakhia issued a decree instituting a Book Day to promote reading and publishing books. The decree provides for instituting national Book Days on the third Saturdays of September each year.

Following the Presidential Decree, Government and Non-Government Organizations as well as public organizations – all joined the Book Day campaign under the slogan “Let’s read together”, on Saturday, September 15, 2012.



The Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, made an official visit to Mongolia on July 20-24, 2012. Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said Monday that his country will make more efforts to develop the tourism industry.

During his visit, Mr. Taleb Rifai met with President of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia.

Elbegdorj said Mongolia has rich and diverse tourism resources characterized by extraordinary natural landscapes, abundant historical heritage as well as unique ethnic customs.

The upcoming new government would not only develop Mongolia's mining industry, but also make more efforts to boost the tourism sector as well as related infrastructure, the president added.

MONGOLIA:Capital Raising & Investment Conference 3 - 5 Sept. 2012
This annual conference is the most comprehensive forum on investing in Mongolia. It facilitates foreign investment in Mongolia by giving investors insight into what investment opportunities exist, while streamlining the capital raising process by connecting service providers to Mongolian companies looking to raise capital internationally.
Mongolia’s economy is developing at an extremely rapid rate, and the investment climate is changing at the same pace. The parliamentary election on that had been held on June 28 will change the political and economic scene dramatically. So, don’t miss out on the latest trends and investment prospects! Attending the conference will keep you up to date with all the latest information on the Mongolian investing scene and keep you ahead of others.

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