Winter In Mongolia Is Cold But Incredibly Beautiful

Winters here are long and harsh, with temperatures here typically ranging from -20°C to – 45°C degrees. Most tourists flock here in summer to enjoy the comfortable temperatures and see the vast landscapes of wide open country and nomadic culture.

It doesn’t snow that much in Mongolia, but since temperatures never climb above 0 for several months, snow that fall stick and stas until the following summer.

This railway connects Beijing to Moscow and runs by way of Ulaanbaatar. The line was built between 1949 and 1961 and cuts across the Gobi desert and Siberia.

An outdoor basketball court, abandoned until the more friendly temperatures of summer.

With temperatures never rising above zero for several months, ice sculptures are one way the Mongolians celebrate the winter.

A unique countryside landscape of dried-out farm crops and snow.

A highway cuts through Mongolia’s desolate countryside.

Mongolia’s nomadic culture continues through the winter, now assisted by solar power.

A temple in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar.

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