The East 

Unknown, untouched steppe...
   

 The green ocean...

The East is the ancestral homeland of Genghis Khan. Born in northeastern Mongolia. From there, he went out to build one of the largest empires of the world. The East is also the unknown east. Barely reported in the literature, rarely traveled, it nonetheless holds some of what is worth seeing.

The unique combination of dry steppe and large lakes landscapes make this region the most biologically interesting areas in Mongolia. Impressive giant antelopes and gazelles herds that roam freely on the endless grassland, the herds are also the same food for the wolves and other predators.

 

 Unused Landscapes...

he landscape is populated by even fewer people than the rest of Mongolia. Only very sporadically you can find here yurts and the farther you advance to the East, the rarer they are. For people in the yurts are all the more warm and genuine. Hardly a tourist gets lost sometimes in this vastness. Once you enter one of the only times yurts, you will be discharged very difficult again, much there is to talk about and to marvel. The drivers exchange news, which spread in spite of modern technology only slowly.

Quite the east extends the last intact high steppe. Vertical landscape elements are completely absent up to 200 km extends this Steppe in diameter. The gentle waves of green spring grass is her indicator. Very few settlements can find here. Boundless landscape is everywhere.

 

 Religion is lived...

Particularly interesting is the region around the Schilijn Bogd Uul, an extinct volcano. The forecast there is said to have sworn by honorable men to steal from the rich to help the poor; Robin Hood in Mongolian. Not far away, the largest ovoo (holy place of worship and also simultaneously landmark) is located in eastern Mongolia. "Altan Ovoo" (Golden Ovoo). Every three years, wakes this place of worship to live and they celebrate the same festival at which only the men are allowed to climb the ovoo there.
 

 Decision in the steppe...

Another side of the East is the fact that many of the settlements have their origin in the military operations of World War II. The Battle of Khalkhin Gol was an important preliminary decisions for the Second World War. In the desert the Mongolian steppe of General Schukow destroyed large parts of the Japanese arms and has therefore ensured that Russia has clear your "back" and was able to use his powers for the European front. Just to the east, one meets today still on artifacts that battle.