Marco Polo: Mongolia
Mongolia gives you the feeling that you are the only person on Earth, a country that's so vast, so remote, so naturally beautiful. It's a destination where travelers can see the traditions of the past still practiced today by hardy nomads.
The capital, Ulaanbaatar is something that everyone needs to see when in Mongolia. It is more than a city, it's a fusion of tradition and modernity, with glimpses of the country's ancient and recent history. The Bayanzag (The Flaming Cliffs) should be on every visitor's bucket list. American paleontologist, Roy Chapman Andrews, discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs here, and he named the site after the cliffs fiery orange-red glow at sunset.