Written by Staff Writer
After the end of the Cold War and the birth of the global tourism industry, Mongolia has emerged as a major region in Russia’s Golden Region with high season highs during spring and summer.
The further west you travel in Mongolia, the more remote its geographic area becomes.
Aerial views show rugged landscapes of grasslands, low-lying and mountainous mountain ranges, and vast deserts that stretch from the grasslands and below to the distant Zauku River. Mongolia is currently experiencing a mountain brush fire season.
As with other parts of the Golden Region, tourism is set to rise during the summer, with attractions that take tourists to the Zauku River in southeast Mongolia, and highlands in the country’s west.
An Associated Press report from April says three Chinese tourists were detained for lighting fires in the Chinese city of Nhulunbu, northwest of the Golden Region, after local police raised concerns about similar occurrences in the region.
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The border with China also runs over the Dzamal-Tal region in Russia’s northeast.
Visions of the gold fields of the Soviet Union have long been associated with Mongolia, but recent events have threatened its position as a national tourism attraction.
Smoldering human ashes found among animal carcasses last month at a roadside in Nhulunbu’s Tsakhanthang valley have brought back memories of decades past when Alpo and Yak together represented the strongest relations between the two countries.
The Mongolian government has launched a program to protect tourists by burning mammoth corpses as a holiday attraction.
Mongolia officially gained full independence in 1991 after a 38-year border war with China, and since then the country has seen rapid economic growth fueled by international investment.