Mongolia is a country in Eastern Asia which shares borders with Russia and China, as well as the homeland of the great military leader Genghis Khan. Despite stereotypes, this country has not only endless steppes but also sand dunes of the Gobi Desert and snow-covered peaks of the Altai Mountains. In its capital, Ulaanbaatar, the old Gandantegchinlen Monastery stands near Soviet blocks of flats and European shopping malls. In rural areas, people still prefer yurts to flats, so you may easily stay in this cozy housing.
A taxi in Mongolia can be ordered by phone or via the mobile app. However, apps here are only in Mongolian. Also, you may catch a car right on the street. But note that it will be more difficult to find a vehicle in the evening. It is better to know English, otherwise, it will be hard for you to communicate with the driver. Meanwhile, there is a very confusing arrangement of houses in Ulaanbaatar, and, moreover, there are no exact addresses here — only the street numbers. Even locals sometimes cannot find the place they need. It is better to take a map and mark the necessary address on it. Drivers in this country don’t use meters, yet there is no need to negotiate the price. The thing is that a payment is made only per kilometer — according to an odometer. The fare is very low, however, it may be inflated for tourists. Even drivers working for online services manage to deceive travelers. For example, they don’t turn on the app when a passenger gets into a car, and then tell a random price at the end of the trip.
Yellow-colored taxis work according to meters. There are often traffic jams in Ulaanbaatar — note this when calling a car.
Another means of transport one can choose to travel in Mongolia is local buses, but this is not the fastest and most convenient one.
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