Being a largely nomadic people, the Mongolian government has not yet been able to effectively deal with problems arising from disability. A trip to Mongolia for disabled visitors requires a certain amount of forward planning.
In addition to certain basic rules that are applicable to Mongolia as much as any other country - respecting the environment, for example, - learning to live alongside others is useful if you want to avoid any dramas.
Mongolia is an amazing country where you'll feel at ease, far away from the rat race. Its sights are well worth the effort, but journeys are long and can be tiring in a country where transport is limited and tarmacked roads a rarity. If you have back troubles, give it a miss!
The Great Khan, the famous Mongol warrior, forged the Mongolian Empire that lasted until 1260. Later the Chinese invaded the country, followed by the Japanese, who were in turn ousted by the USSR. Mongolia subsequently allied itself with the USSR until the Soviets withdrew from the country. The 90's saw the birth of democracy and the country liberalised its economy.
Buddhism and Shamanism live side by side; they're not completely separated by distinct rituals but rather blend and share elements. Combining a respect for both nature and the spirits, Mongolians will worship at temples as well as take part in shamanic rituals.
Just the word "Mongolia" makes you imagine untamed nature for as far as the eye can see; a traditional, ancestral way of life; unexplored, uninhabited areas. A honeymoon in the heart of this unspoilt setting will leave you with unforgettable souvenirs.
You can bring back traditional as well as cashmere clothes from a trip to Mongolia, There's also jewelery or Buddhist statues that would look great in any sitting room. And don't miss out the Naraan Tuul market, which is full of Mongolian treasures.