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The High Country in Central Asia

By Linda Tancs

Mongolia is on a high—literally. One of the world’s highest countries, it boasts an average elevation of at least 5,100 feet. That includes the alpine serenity of one of the country’s most popular national parks, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. At 5,200 feet, it’s prized for its rock climbing and hiking opportunities. Watch out for two popular rock formations, Turtle Rock and Old Man Reading a Book.  The park benefits from (or suffers from, depending on your point of view) an array of tourist camps, including the ever-popular yurt.


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