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Modern Mongolia: From Genghis Khan to Traffic Jams

Published on Aug 22, 2013 by Luke Hunt

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FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In Mongolia today there are reminders everywhere of the nation’s nomadic past. Upon arriving at Chinggis Khaan International Airport – the nation’s only international transit point – visitors are greeted by a statue of the fearless wandering conqueror of yore. Traditional portable homes – yurts – dot the outskirts of the capital city of Ulan Bator and fill the landlocked country’s vast steppe, ready to be folded up and carried to better pastures at a moment’s notice. And if you head out beyond the yurts into the hinterlands, three million wild Mongol horses can be seen running free – that’s more than the nation’s human population.

Read more from Jonathan DeHart in The Diplomat.