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The marmots should not be eaten certain times of the year because they can carry Bubonic Plague.

I've got a big foamy beer for the first person who can work this line plausibly into any other article on Wikitravel. --Evan 02:18, 11 Feb 2004 (EST)

I'll buy the second round --ManicParroT 20:13, 19 Nov 2005 (EST)
I wonder, did he put that in because Marmot Day was less than two weeks ago? -phma 07:07, 11 Feb 2004 (EST)

Here's a question. The Lonely Planet guide for Mongolia led me to the ruins of a city near Kharhorin via GPS coordinates (it's about a half day walk to the nearest town/road). When I slept in the ruins, I took my own GPS fix. I'm wondering if there will be any copyright problems if I publish my own coordinates (differ by about 300ft) and description of what I saw.

Also, as a bit of an aside, Mongolia is a country where it is super-beneficial to have GPS coordinates for sites and towns, since there's probably just the rotted remains of half a road sign in the entire country.

Nicksand 22:11, 22 Feb 2004 (EST)

Knowledge itself is not copyrightable; expression of knowledge is. It should be fine to put in the GPS coordinates you took yourself. Of course, your description shouldn't be encumbered by copyright. --Evan 22:41, 22 Feb 2004 (EST)

I followed the link to and it's in French and the title means "French-Mongolian Travel Agency". Should this link be removed for being another guide? -phma 11:27, 25 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Does anybody know how fare I get with English in Mongolia? I am planning to leave the normal tourist places. Will anybody understand me? 07:42, 5 May 2006 (EDT)

A picture or something... maybe some mongolian chicks, a drawing from Ulaanbataar at least?


The list of Regions is too long, and should ideally be dived into three or four areas, such as East Mongolia, West Mongolia or The Plains etc (see Bhutan and Nepal for examples). Unfortunately, I am not familiar enough with the whole country to attempt this. If someone has this knowledge, then please plunge ahead. Thanks. WindHorse 22:23, 14 December 2006 (EST)

mongolian hostels

There are fresh info about current news  about Mongolia in the LP guide book Mongolia-2005 might be useful for travlloers, who looking for budget travel in 2007 :

" This hidden gem of a guesthouse has clean, quiet, remodelled rooms with single, double and dorm space available .Zaya speaks English,Russian and Chinese and her assistance gets high marks from travellers.The place is often full so try to make a reservation online. The building is located inside a courtyard off  Peace Ave, between Los Bandidos restaurant and Za Internet Cafe.  It’s the best guesthouse if you’re looking for a bit of quiet and a reasonable amount of privacy. 

cited from Lonely Planet Mongolia 2005 Edition. p. 73 2/. WHERE TO STAY Ulan Bator has a range of accommodation. At the Zaya Backpacker Hostel, (, 976-316-696) off Peace Avenue, a double room costs 18,700 tugrik or about $17, at about 1,100 tugrik to $1, and a dormitory bed is 4,700 turgrik, or about $4. ( )

Also good recommedation about Zaya hostel in & as a best one in Mongolia.


Ya i was going through this page and i saw a variety if currencies being used to describe the cost of travel and food and stuff like that...try using one currency will be easy to follow and change it to the local currencies USD can be take as a thumb rule. 15:24, 9 August 2007 (EDT)Yourdeadin 15:35, 9 August 2007 (EDT)Yourdeadin


well i do get the fact that mongolia is a unique country...i have a few questions... In local sight seeings are there any particular sights to visit. like some palaces or some ruins or some temple or some thing like that.

Any other major city other that the capital it self?

Wild animals....I mean while sleeping in a tent is it a threat that some wild animal make come and attack you ?

Goons or thugs...has there been a cukture where people rob you while you are sleeping in your tent

Thanks for your answers Yourdeadin 15:31, 9 August 2007 (EDT)Yourdeadin