Travel writer and photographer Nellie Huang shares her best pictures of vast and beautiful Mongolia.
Mongolia. Its name alone evokes a sense of mystery. Even in today’s highly connected world, this distant land remains relatively remote, far-flung and largely unexplored.
Traditional Mongolian gers (tents) dot the vast steppes while sand dunes rise from empty deserts and snowcapped mountains loom over lush green grasslands. Every turn on the road reveals a different landscape.
As a travel writer, I’ve visited more than ninety countries on all seven continents. Few have come close to Mongolia in terms of natural beauty. It is a special place, especially for those who love nature and wilderness.
On my recent trip to Mongolia, I spent two weeks traversing the country, from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the steppes of the Dundgovi Province region. I explored the sand dunes of Khongoriin Els in the south and made a loop to the Tsenger hot springs area and Hustai National Park. Here are 20 of my best images of Mongolia.