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Why 99.7% of Mongolia is Completely Empty

  • Опубліковано 25 тра 2023
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  • Chimedtseren Ganbaatar
    Chimedtseren Ganbaatar 4 місяці тому +20156

    I am Mongolian, and I would like to thank you for talking about my country. Most of the world still does not know about us and what we have sacrificed for our independence and existence.

    • osheridan
      osheridan 4 місяці тому +1581

      Huh there's probably a Mongol Empire joke here somewhere

    • Ukashk_10
      Ukashk_10 4 місяці тому +2156

      As a non-mongolian, your country is quite famous

    • Posya
      Posya 4 місяці тому +474

      Bro I’m from Uzbekistan and never heard anything about you guys at all. Everything I know about Mongolia is from books/wiki/youtube.

    • jiqlakdipslwk
      jiqlakdipslwk 4 місяці тому +410

      blud is Mongolian 💀💀

  • Evelyn Barkley
    Evelyn Barkley 4 місяці тому +1478

    as a meteorologist, i genuinely appreciate the effort you went into to explaining the climate of mongolia. you did an excellent job of simplifying a very complicated discussion into digestible information for non-mets :)

    • BestDitch
      BestDitch 3 місяці тому +1

      Clown why,Crimean peninsula in russia?

    • Micah Philson
      Micah Philson 3 місяці тому +16

      As a weather enthusiast, yet much uninformed kinda hobbyist in meteorology, the way he put it was perfect! Easily comprehensible, mostly comprehensive, and extremely relatable!

    • Jack Duck
      Jack Duck 3 місяці тому

      ​@BestDitch Well it is in Russia , for now .

    • BestDitch
      BestDitch 3 місяці тому +1

      @Jack Duck well teach the map,like Luhansk and Donetsk but they are not on this map

    • Mr. ZAP
      Mr. ZAP 3 місяці тому +10

      You... you call yourselves "mets"?...

  • Furkan Efe Türeç
    Furkan Efe Türeç 4 місяці тому +4766

    Fun fact: During USSR's entire existence, Mongolia has been the only country that has repeatedly applied for membership (aka annexation by USSR) willingly AND get denied.

    • 001
      001 3 місяці тому +399


    • Billy Jean
      Billy Jean 3 місяці тому +175


    • RedOktober
      RedOktober 3 місяці тому +174

      It’s not a legend or myth, it’s real, history matters made a video about it

    • Durdom
      Durdom 3 місяці тому +474

      Yeah USSR was like:Bro I literally spending tons of resources to develop Siberia and far South parts of my country. I know you want me to build you for you but I ain't that generous.

    • Furkan Efe Türeç
      Furkan Efe Türeç 3 місяці тому +592

      @Durdom Well that and also USSR didnt want to piss of their only worthwhile ally: Chinese.
      Chinese had a claim on Mongolian territory, so USSR kept Mongolia out incase Chinese demanded it.
      They never did.

  • HippiePajon
    HippiePajon 3 місяці тому +2018

    I really appreciate how, when someone mentions Mongolia online, many Mongolians come to the comments and show a great courtesy and education, thanking the journalist or creator for talking about their nation.

    • David Enns
      David Enns 3 місяці тому +36

      Mongolians are also the most nationalistic group of people I have ever encountered on the internet.

    • James Corrigan
      James Corrigan 3 місяці тому +28

      @David EnnsMore than Serbians?

    • Kek-Senpai
      Kek-Senpai 2 місяці тому +9

      @David Enns Interesting. I always thought it was people from the Philippines that were most nationalistic.

    • Ever Fierro
      Ever Fierro 2 місяці тому +10

      The Balkan states got some weird stuff going on.
      Turkey too.

    • Shogun570
      Shogun570 Місяць тому +6

      @Kek-Senpai indians too

  • 南蠻酋長
    南蠻酋長 3 місяці тому +1003

    I had no idea that Mongolia had such extreme winter/summer temperature variations. What surprised me was that Mongolia's summer temperature is similar to Singapore which is near the equator. The ocean's monsoons and currents are indeed crucial to the climate

    • Jenn Wanderer
      Jenn Wanderer 3 місяці тому +25

      The same thing happens to three of Canada's provinces. We get the same frigid winters and hot summers. But we aren't as dry, so they're mostly farmland in the south and boreal forest in the north.

    • Micah Philson
      Micah Philson 3 місяці тому +14

      I'm from Nebraska, the midwestern US, and we're _VERY_ used to wild and extreme swings in weather. I'm specifically accustomed to -10 to -30 C winters and 30-45 C summers pretty regularly.
      However, there's always some humidity. To have these extremes, sometimes even more extreme, and NO humidity, often NO rain/snowfall, that's just an entirely different extreme I can't possibly understand! I dearly want to live in, love, and experience Mongolia now, but even being very accustomed to wild and extreme weather like they don't have (tornadoes are a way of life here), being so dry, sunny, and permafrost devoid of life is an emptiness even Nebraskans would have trouble reckoning with!

    • MS
      MS 3 місяці тому +10

      This phenomenon is common in the norther hemisphere. In Russia there are cities that reach 35c in summer and -35c in winter

    • helios396
      helios396 3 місяці тому +14

      Actually, us living near the equator are the weakest when it comes to tolerance to temperature swings. We live between 25-35 Celcius all year round. Everybody else can go between 0 to 35.
      There's one thing we're a champion at though, it's tolerating super high humidity 😂

    • RAAM855
      RAAM855 3 місяці тому +6

      ​​@Micah PhilsonJust like how Nebraska is in the middle of the warm air of the south and cold air from the north. Mongolia borders the Chinese desert and the eastern Russian Siberia. All those hot and warm wind go through Mongolia. Theres actually A LOT of Tornados in Mongolia just like Nebraska is in Tornado alley but nobody hears or records them cause of the population density being mostly one city.

  • Manic Hearts
    Manic Hearts Місяць тому +202

    I have a student, the sweetest little boy, he's from Mongolia. I know a bit for an American (not a lot for the more worldly individuals) about Mongolia. I asked him one day where his family was from, and he told me. His eyes light up when I told him what I knew about Mongolia. He was shy and quiet until that day. It was like I helped open his shell. He taught me some Mongolian, and whenever he sees me, he just lights up. It surprised me how little people know about Mongolia. It has an amazing history and culture. By far, my favorite Asian country to learn about.

  • Horyd
    Horyd 4 місяці тому +2943

    As a Mongolian, thank you for this upload. This is a very well researched video and it accurately pinpoints crucial facts why Mongolia is how it is today.

    • ShermanMark1
      ShermanMark1 4 місяці тому +5

      @zyalss Yeah he probably Lying.

    • Unurjargal Enkh-Ochir
      Unurjargal Enkh-Ochir 4 місяці тому +3


    • Horyd
      Horyd 4 місяці тому +16

      @zyalss yu shaagaad bga gichii ve

    • Telmuun tt
      Telmuun tt 4 місяці тому +40

      @Horyd hhha he is Mongolian. Only Mongolian will write this lol

    • Cat Catty
      Cat Catty 4 місяці тому +91

      im mongolian and why is it hard for people to believe mongolians have access to the internet lmao

  • oh2sail
    oh2sail 4 місяці тому +542

    All my life I wanted to visit Mongolia, and stay with nomadic families. I did not want to travel in bus tours with other Americans. A few years ago, as a single elderly American woman, I went from one yurt to another… yes, Mongolian nomadic families list on airbnb! I have traveled much of the world and Mongolia is my favorite country. i loved every minute of that trip. The Mongolian people are hilarious, interesting and absurdly kind, and the landscape is astounding. It was not “easy” travel…. but if you don’t mind living under very basic circumstances, I would encourage you to visit!

    • louzo
      louzo 3 місяці тому +2

      the easy ver of this travel is somewhy kazakstan

    • Rex Tsik
      Rex Tsik 2 місяці тому +2

      you can come to inner mongolia,it is more fun

    • DefeatedRoyalist
      DefeatedRoyalist Місяць тому +3

      You and I share similar mindsets! Did you travel between air bnb destinations? How long did you stay? As a single non-citizen what was your experience with safety?
      I’m currently working in Asia and have been dying to plan a feasible trip to explore the Steppe during holiday!
      Sorry to pester you! Any information is incredibly helpful :)

    • SanADO
      SanADO Місяць тому

      Did you learn Mongolian, or were you able to get by with English relatively well?

    • Roni Dogan
      Roni Dogan Місяць тому

      I'd actually love to travel there one day, Can we get in touch so you'd share in details how you organized yourself there ?

  • Sanzhar Sailaubek
    Sanzhar Sailaubek 4 місяці тому +623

    I am from Kazakhstan, and I am glad to know more about our regional friends. I am really hoping that someday we will become even more close than today. I think Mongolia and Central Asia can become big friends 👍🏻

    • spirichyellas
      spirichyellas 3 місяці тому +5


    • Aian Chik
      Aian Chik 3 місяці тому +2

      ​@spirichyellas қалайсын?

    • spirichyellas
      spirichyellas 3 місяці тому +2

      @Aian Chik шүкір жақсы, өзің?

    • Aian Chik
      Aian Chik 3 місяці тому

      @spirichyellas қалай ойлайсың
      Қазақстандада осындай проблемалар барма?

    • Aian Chik
      Aian Chik 3 місяці тому

      @spirichyellasшүкір бәрі жақсы

  • Jagaa Sumiya
    Jagaa Sumiya 3 місяці тому +269

    Thank you so much for spreading awareness about my humble “little” country. I greatly appreciate how everything is historically accurate, which must have taken a tremendous amount of research on your behalf.

    • ☽ㄥ乇ʻ卂☾
      ☽ㄥ乇ʻ卂☾ Місяць тому +1

      why you is calling 18th biggest country little?

    • Jagaa Sumiya
      Jagaa Sumiya Місяць тому +16

      @☽ㄥ乇ʻ卂☾ that’s why it is in quotation mark. I do not mean it literally as I know the land is big, but in terms of economics, population, and world recognition, Mongolia is small.

    • solev
      solev Місяць тому

      hey do you live in the capitol or somewhere else

    • Jagaa Sumiya
      Jagaa Sumiya Місяць тому +4

      @solev hey, yes I am from Ulaanbaatar

    • Lewi CC
      Lewi CC 15 днів тому

      I want to visit and normally work abroad when I travel. What's a good job to work while traveling in monholia (travel gets expensive and I find it better to experience a country when you work there).

  • 101jir
    101jir 4 місяці тому +212

    Asked some Mongolian foreign exchange students about what they thought was most unique about their own country compared to those they had visited (many had been to more than just the US). Population density was the first thing they pointed to, pretty quickly and unanimously.

    • Aarav Diwakar
      Aarav Diwakar 3 місяці тому +1


    • Ben Jamin
      Ben Jamin 2 місяці тому +11

      Australia is a much larger country (about the size of China). It's hard to put into word the isolation you feel living in a town in the interior.

    • Milokiss82
      Milokiss82 Місяць тому +4

      @Ben Jamin I genuinely dream of taking a trip - Or even more - To the inner parts of Australia. I myself am not an introvert, But those harsh environments like Mongolia and in Australia seem just... Perfect. Beautiful. Blissful. Taking a trip to the Opal mines, As a geology enthusiast, And getting one for myself, Is a longstanding dream.

  • Matt
    Matt 3 місяці тому +75

    I'm from the UK and I have always been fascinated by Mongolia, I would love to visit Mongolia and understand its culture. Thank you for a really interesting video

  • Cosmosmon
    Cosmosmon 4 місяці тому +2942

    As a Mongolian, I approve this message. We are having a difficult time threading fine line between the true independence and a satellite state of these 2 big countries. Send help!

    • Andrew Tataj
      Andrew Tataj 4 місяці тому +167

      be careful what you wish for.

    • TheKingK
      TheKingK 4 місяці тому +261

      @Andrew Tataj why all westerns are like this, they had all the luxury of independence and freedom and yet they suppress others from having a basic human right.

    • CJ Clark
      CJ Clark 4 місяці тому +65

      @TheKingK we think we have freedom ourselves but we don’t, most will balk and go but but but at this comment but it’s the truth.

    • KaiSquare
      KaiSquare 4 місяці тому +24

      Ooof thats a dangerous thought mate.

  • Steff
    Steff 4 місяці тому +246

    Mongolia has always been one of the most mysterious countries to me. The culture and history is fascinating

    • jackwright2012
      jackwright2012 3 місяці тому +1

      Il make you discover more.raw meat is a famous dish in mongolia

    • arima
      arima 2 місяці тому +2


    • jackwright2012
      jackwright2012 2 місяці тому

      @arima is true

    • arima
      arima 2 місяці тому +1

      @jackwright2012 no japan koreans eat raw meat sushi is actually raw meat you know?

    • jackwright2012
      jackwright2012 2 місяці тому

      @arima yes but Mongolians eat alot and alot of raw meat. They don't eat sushi they eat steak sized raw meat

  • Batu
    Batu 3 місяці тому +363

    As a Kazakh, I always thought we are the ones doomed to depend on those two giants due to our geographical position, but comparing to our Mongolian brothers, actually things are not so bad.

    • Aian Chik
      Aian Chik 3 місяці тому +1

      У нас с климатом тоже не ахти

    • Anar 702
      Anar 702 3 місяці тому +17

      very similiar,but mongolia is even more independant than kazakhstan,Russia for some reason is more into invading kazakhs than mongols

    • Googane
      Googane 3 місяці тому +27

      Yes and no, kazakhstan is obviously much richer, larger and less dependent on trade with Russia and China than Mongolia is but they are much more involved in your internal affairs. Mongolia at least can counter the balance between russia, china and america to maintain their autonomy.

    • 1wasinAlpha
      1wasinAlpha 3 місяці тому +20

      We need to create a 4 party neutral zone in between China, Kazakstan, Russia and Mongolia where 4 countries could trade their goods freely. They deliberately cut the border in current Mongolian and Kazakstan shape so that the 2 countries don’t have direct acces to each other…

    • Enkhbat B
      Enkhbat B 3 місяці тому +9

      @1wasinAlphai always sensed a foulplay in this 76km area that seperates us

  • cupit
    cupit 2 місяці тому +10

    My grandfather is Mongolian born. His family lived in the northwest, pretty much on the border with present day Russia. They lived in a small village by a lake, like many did outside the capital. They moved to the USSR before my grandfather was old enough to even speak the language fully.

  • Zach Conde
    Zach Conde 4 місяці тому +137

    I’ve been living in Ulaanbaatar for a year and a half, you did an excellent job balancing most the issues that we deal with here. The only things I think that could tell a more complete story would be adding the potentially massive change coming from the recent expansion of the OT copper mine and the ongoing, persistent corruption issues. Thanks for the video!

    • Ranjit Tyagi
      Ranjit Tyagi 4 місяці тому +3

      What do you do there?

    • Rekt
      Rekt Місяць тому

      Ulaanbaatar is changing dramatically. About a decade and a half ago UB is nearly empty and people were an uneducated but now it’s all changed.

  • Samuc Trebla
    Samuc Trebla 3 місяці тому +96

    This is a great, eye-opening production.
    I knew Mongolia had it rough but it has always been difficult to imagine such high climatic, historical and geopolitical stress levels on such a seemingly remote, vast and open land. This video makes it all comprehensible.

    • Nanyi Dong
      Nanyi Dong 2 місяці тому +2

      Mongolia people has been living this style of life for thousands of years. It used to be that when things gets really bad, they would migrate south and invade and raid sometimes conquer China (also Europe, but less frequently). As you know from this video as how bad the situation really is, it's kinda understandable. The modern world had deprived them of this crucial piece of their life cycle.

    • Samuc Trebla
      Samuc Trebla Місяць тому +1

      @Nanyi Dong yes, it's not obvious that invasions are more often the result of exodus from whatever remote catastrophe than genuine conquering and colonization (of course conquerers tend to emerge eventually in troubled times)
      It's so easy to look at history with moral glasses, full of bad peoples and leaders, but the realty is always more complex than that. I guess modern Mongolia does not need conquering anymore to survive in our times, but I understand they need to invent something else.

  • Wellboy Johnson
    Wellboy Johnson 4 місяці тому +2735

    As a Mongolian, I know why most of the nomadic population live in the capital city, Ulan Baatar. Unfortunately, this situation is worsening day by day. Due to lack of sewage system and capacity limitations of the CWWTP, people living in suburban parts of the city were forced to use the wooden toilet (also known as a pit latrine or outhouse). This led to not only increases in soil, water and air pollutions, but also infections like cholera. Most of the suburbs don't have running water, only water kiosks (khudag). Further exacerbating problems.

    • Nothing..,..,
      Nothing..,.., 4 місяці тому +9

      @RealLifeLoL bot

    • Hasufel y Arod
      Hasufel y Arod 4 місяці тому +35

      Greetings to Mongolia from Mexico

    • Wellboy Johnson
      Wellboy Johnson 4 місяці тому +27

      @Hasufel y Arod Feliz día! 🌞

    • Hasufel y Arod
      Hasufel y Arod 4 місяці тому +6

      @Wellboy Johnson oye, hablas español?
      Hey, you speak Spanish?

    • Wellboy Johnson
      Wellboy Johnson 4 місяці тому +15

      @Hasufel y Arod No, por lo menos saludos
      I know at least how to say Hi and How are you?

  • Mr. Reese
    Mr. Reese 4 місяці тому +39

    Mongolia is one of the most fascinating countries on our planet. As someone who has been playing geoguessr for a few years by now whenever I land in Mongolia I am in awe of the vastness of the country while being mostly empty. It's an Asian country that uses the cyrillic alphabet, even only slightly outside of the capital it looks like there is no human settlement for hundreds of kilometers, and the people drive on the right side of the road with right-hand drive cars imported from Japan probably :D. It's a country of many contradictions.

  • Victor Quesada
    Victor Quesada 4 місяці тому +37

    The title wasn't really grabbing my attention, I figured that the rain shadow effect of the Himalayas would be the single largest factor to consider, and that the dry landscape would affect the population the most. But you really opened my eyes to all of the other considerations worth taking into account. What does Mongolia even export? Now I know. The ecological and climate situation were interesting and sad, and the geopolitics are particularly sharp at the moment as well. Thanks for making this.

    • A Jim Fan
      A Jim Fan 3 місяці тому +2

      One thing he didn't mention is that cold air still travels down from the mountain carrying moisture, so the Gobi desert will never go past the mountain range. It would have to go around it somehow.

  • Kay martin
    Kay martin Місяць тому +3

    Im australian and I thought our place was pretty big for no reason, mongolia humbled this thought 😊

  • Ayman Travel & Transport
    Ayman Travel & Transport 3 місяці тому +22

    Did a bit of digging and found that after the capital Ulanbataar (pop 1.6 million), the next largest cities (Erdenet and Darkhan) are each only just reaching past the 100k mark (the usual threshold where you would distinguish a city from a town), so not even a tenth the size of Ulanbataar. Thereafter, all the remaining cities scattered across this sizeable chunk of landmass are each under 50k population-wise, with only around 25 cities that have populations ranging from 10k to 44k. And yes, they are all spread out and extremely remote, many of them serving as capitals for their respective regions.

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      Greazy Місяць тому


  • NeutralGenericUser
    NeutralGenericUser 25 днів тому +1

    I love that you primarily use metric measurements. We need more Americans like you ❤

  • Asia Uncovered
    Asia Uncovered 4 місяці тому +3119

    Having a third of your population be Buddhist monks is crazy, to think that the Tibetan clergy had that much influence over the country is insane. Great video as always.

    • Radnaa T
      Radnaa T 4 місяці тому +153

      Tibetan Buddhism and game of thrones like civil war among Mongols are true reasons why Mongol Empire turned to modern day Mongolia.

    • Dan F
      Dan F 4 місяці тому +12

      @Radnaa T weird how it worked out wasn't the mongol empire Muslim for a long time

    • Pilvenuga
      Pilvenuga 4 місяці тому +104

      @Dan F mongols ruled over lands that were muslim and the local leaders there adoped islam

    • Radnaa T
      Radnaa T 4 місяці тому +63

      ​​​​​@Dan F Oirat-Mongols were so powerful before genocide that Manchus did. They were first to convert to Tibetan Buddhism and some religion sh!t happened prevented islam to come. Before that, during Mongol empire collapses into 4 sectors, 3 of them converted to Islam and disappeared among Turkic, Iranic slaves and population, which they ruled. They were always been minority, yet always been rulers at that time.

    • Johnson Doeboy
      Johnson Doeboy 4 місяці тому +1

      It’s insane

  • Soren
    Soren 3 місяці тому +45

    This might be your best video yet. Such a brilliant and comprehensive take on the history of this part of the world, showing love and attention to such an interesting and vibrant country such as Mongolia. I especially loved the connection and emphasis on the Eurasian steppe and its impact on global humanity.

  • braddy daddy
    braddy daddy 3 місяці тому +14

    I’ve always been fascinated with Mongolia since learning about it as a kid. Such a beautiful country with a harsher lifestyles than most but it’s definitely on the bucket list of places to visit before I hit the hay

  • Harsh Kumar
    Harsh Kumar 3 місяці тому +8

    I was trying to brainstorm various ways to use the barren land but with every new section there was some challenge posed to me which really made me think of two things The first one is of course the non efficiency which would come with Mongolia's urban expansion and the second was the quality this video was paced at ( every new idea was backed down by the problem discussed in this video section by section )

    • A PnG
      A PnG Місяць тому +1

      Lol.....I thought I was the only one. But honestly only thing that can drastically change the nations future. Is to focus on technology advances built within the challenges of weather and land demographics

  • Tom S
    Tom S 4 місяці тому +47

    Another interesting fact: Mongolians basically use 3 different alphabets. They have a traditional mongolian script that is written top to bottom but is not used super often. Then most things are written in Cyrillic Script, but online when using their phones for example they use the latin alphabet

  • Cadin Hasko
    Cadin Hasko 2 місяці тому +10

    This was incredible intriguing to watch. The current issues going on are extremely important and definitely highlight some very important things going on globally. I hope to travel to Mongolia someday

  • 2002 dial up connection
    2002 dial up connection 4 місяці тому +2611

    I had a girlfriend from Bangladesh that had a Mongolian friend and roommate. She made us a traditional Mongolian dish with Mongolian beef vacuum sealed and sent to her, still one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had. She also gave me some Mongolian currency, it had Genghis Khan on it.

    • Spacemongerr
      Spacemongerr 4 місяці тому +96

      I thought he was dead

    • David Ford
      David Ford 4 місяці тому +156

      I'm sure that was excellent beef. Unlike most of the meat from the west, free range animals tend to be healthier and leaner with much less fat.

    • Dito Device
      Dito Device 4 місяці тому +175

      Fun fact: Their currency is actually called The "Genghis Khan", but it is pronounced Genghis Coin.

    • ThirstyFajita
      ThirstyFajita 4 місяці тому +31

      @David Ford fat is flavor

    • David Ford
      David Ford 4 місяці тому +60

      @ThirstyFajita Not always. Texture is a component of flavor, as black pepper proves.
      Ignoring the fat, the major difference between Brisket, Tenderloin, and Top Sirloin actually comes down to texture.

  • Aaron Curtis
    Aaron Curtis 4 місяці тому +25

    It sounds a lot like a bigger more extreme Wyoming. Extremely dry, hot summers, frigid unpredictable winters, inhospitable non arable land and population concentrated in just a few places. Even the B roll in the background could have tricked me if you told me it was Wyoming especially the bit with the snow blowing across the road.

    • Слышь, ты
      Слышь, ты Місяць тому

      The only missing thing is own tv incident
      (Went to google if there was)

  • Le Roi Ragnou
    Le Roi Ragnou 3 місяці тому +21

    Mongolia has always been a country that fascinated me, we all know Gengis Khan but somehow we don't know much about the country. I wish to visit there someday, the people look so welcoming and I'd be so happy that the country get more recognition. Love from France !
    I also loved how the video really answered a lot of questions I had. I really couldn't understand why the country have no arable lands but now it all makes sense, especially that they have such a strong history of nomads and use of horses.

  • a r friedman
    a r friedman 23 дні тому

    Thank you for your interesting and informative video.
    As a child, I looked at maps alot. I've seen Mongolia on the map, but I only read what the encyclopedia said about it. My dad bought us a used set of colliers encyclopedia.

  • Filip Mazic
    Filip Mazic 3 місяці тому +13

    The history of Mongolia is FASCINATING. I'm so glad I got to learn about it. Hopefully one day I can visit this beautiful nation

  • Nightmare _
    Nightmare _ Місяць тому

    its really fascinating to learn about these things, first got a peek into mongolia via the grand tour when they were airdropped there and had to build a car to get somewhere populated
    it really seemed weird for me as to how such a large country was so focused on either a big city or scattered tribes

  • osheridan
    osheridan 4 місяці тому +3427

    "Mongolia is just a city state surrounded by a lot of empty area cosplaying as a huge country"
    Historians in the future shall puzzle over this quote

    • Verlax
      Verlax 4 місяці тому +51

      if everything gets fucked oevr and the man of the wisdom tells to which he eats thee south of arkansas!!!

    • SuperCatacata
      SuperCatacata 4 місяці тому +38

      They hated him because he was right

    • Luis Sierra
      Luis Sierra 4 місяці тому +83

      Historians would puzzle over the word "cosplaying"

    • Yar Pirates
      Yar Pirates 4 місяці тому +26

      ​@Luis Sierra nah they'd be all down with that, it's 'country' that would have them scratching their heads

    • Brandon Mayhew
      Brandon Mayhew 4 місяці тому +5

      It’s just another empty countries

  • SirHackGaming
    SirHackGaming 4 місяці тому +19

    In 2020 during online school, I had a Mongolian friend, and I was playing kahoot with him, and it was in Mongolian. At first I thought it was Russian, but he gave me the answers because they were about Mongolia. Mongolian culture is so interesting 🤔

  • sciopathic
    sciopathic Місяць тому +26

    I'm from Russia and I always dreamed of visiting Mongolia one day. I'm a big fan of Tibetian Buddhism and I find nomadic lifestyle so fascinating. Thank you for the video.

  • Green Ghoul
    Green Ghoul 3 місяці тому +12

    Mongolia is such a fascinating country how it's pure untouched wilderness with a small population of nomads living with extreme weather and vast plains outside the main city, it's extreme even compared to Australia, Namibia and Greenland that also have vast empty wilderness because of the geography but have access to the sea

  • Nymphithys
    Nymphithys 2 місяці тому +1

    Thanks for this ! Mongolia is one of those countries that is barely talked or written about by the rest of the world for no reason.. This always made me curious about it. After seeing this video as a Dutch person, I realized how Mongolia couldnt be ANY more opposite to my densely populated, super small, flat, agricultural, barely any snow during winter, and mega wet country of rain called the Netherlands. Much of respect and love to all mongolian citizens who have to face challenges in the opposite way as we had.
    I was wondering during the video though, what if the mongolians were to lower the south western mountain ridge just enough to allow rain clouds to pass over the country some more to possibly increase agriculture? As in the opposite of landscaping the Dutch had to do to keep the water out? And replant grass seeds etc to reverse the damage goats do? Has that been tried in the past? Or attempts to turn snow into water and using solar energy etc? Just curious :) I really hope china or the rest of the world can help you guys out with that in the future!

  • MarvelousSandstone
    MarvelousSandstone 3 місяці тому +9

    I always wanted to visit Mongolia but I really need to figure out which time of the year is the least deadly for me.
    As a German I'm kind of used to the 30°C+ summers but we usually also have high humidity but I'm not at all used to temperatures below about -10°C and lets be honest it usually doesn't even get this cold here.

    • Thomas
      Thomas 3 місяці тому +1

      Go in the summer and enjoy

    • GrimValker
      GrimValker 3 місяці тому +4

      as a mongolian, go in summer, especially in mid july. the weather's awesome, clear air and you'll get to see our festivals first hand.

    • Dancer MGL
      Dancer MGL Місяць тому +1

      I’m a Mongolian. June is the best month to visit Mongolia because of the weather and nature!

  • Taizuren
    Taizuren 4 місяці тому +961

    I would love to see my country flourish one day, far too long the government of Mongolia has only worried about filling their own greedy pockets

    • Mephisto
      Mephisto 4 місяці тому +73

      Like all states on the world... But there seems to be enough land to found free private cities

    • Ometecuhtli
      Ometecuhtli 4 місяці тому +16

      Would you say it's more a cultural problem (wisdom of the authority, saving face, criticism isn't seen as positive) or technological (poor or slow communication, access to independent news media)?

    • maynardburger
      maynardburger 4 місяці тому +78

      @Mephisto Land, yes. Money and opportunity, not so much. Mongolia unfortunately has one of the worst hands in the world in terms of economic potential. And this means investment in things like state infrastructure and whatnot(necessary to build out new cities) is extremely limited. I'm gonna go for a big hot take here - Mongolia would be better off under Chinese rule. I know that sounds horrible, but having access to that greater economic pool of wealth would mean a lot more opportunity to grow. Independence is a great virtue for a people to have, but Mongolia as an individual entity has very limited potential. The alternative take here is that perhaps many Mongolians prefer to live simpler and limited lives if it means being free, which is 100% valid.

    • J0 M4M4
      J0 M4M4 4 місяці тому +11

      That's all the political class. They tell you what you want to hear to get into office and once they're in, they do everything to solidify their power and position.

  • jstarASMR3103
    jstarASMR3103 Місяць тому +2

    I've always been so fascinated by Mongolia, would love to see it's beauty in real life one day!

  • A Sullivan
    A Sullivan 10 днів тому

    Interesting and informative. Enjoyed viewing the Yak pulled wagons driven by the herders. Excellent photography job enabling viewers to better understand what the orator was describing. Very professional research project. Along with descriptive maps. Probably be in their best interest to allow pipelines to send energy from the Soviet union to China.

  • NiceIce
    NiceIce Місяць тому +2

    I always remember that Mongolia is between Russia and China but I always forget how big Mongolia actually is because of its tiny population

  • Jason Scruton
    Jason Scruton Місяць тому

    Would be interesting to see this with a larger data set across data set across time. 60 movies across a year or so might not tell the entire story. It also doesn't take review tampering which has happened and audience return value. Remember that certain films lost out on entire markets because of their messaging, but bad story telling is definitely hugely impactful, but the question should then be why is it worse?

  • heris runs
    heris runs 2 місяці тому +2

    i think it's pretty amazing that inner mongolia has more than 7 times the population of outer mongolia, while also suffering from most of the geographic challenges that you mention

  • Erdenetsogt Udur
    Erdenetsogt Udur 4 місяці тому +676

    Omg, thank you so much for making this video. I’m Mongolian and I always had trouble explaining my country to others. Most people think I’m over exaggerating the conditions of my country. When I go inside a vehicle during November, I can see my breath, the windows on planes are frozen, and I have to moonwalk against the cold air to a public bathroom to warm up. On the first day of April, there was a blizzard, the weather sure fooled me. Thank u so much for explaining the climate to others

    • Jamie Wave
      Jamie Wave 4 місяці тому +6

      No such thing as "over exaggerating".

    • Joebama
      Joebama 4 місяці тому +2

      The climate would be very different if you were to include the land of Mongolia before china and Russia converged to invade

    • Kojak
      Kojak 4 місяці тому +8

      @Jamie Wave Ofcourse there is.

    • le whales
      le whales 4 місяці тому +1

      It used to rule the world as the 2nd biggest empire in history

    • aewtx
      aewtx 4 місяці тому

      Wow, really? I don't know much about Mongolia even though I'm part Mongolian, but even then I totally believe how extreme their weather is. They're right next to Siberia, who is also known for their extreme weather, so why wouldn't Mongolia be like that too?

  • tongyao zhang
    tongyao zhang 4 місяці тому +3

    Thanks, great video with a lot of information.
    I would only like to add the fact that the 0.3 per cent figure actually does not refer to the urban area of Ulaanbaatar, but to the entire province.
    0.3 percent corresponds to 4,500 square kilometres, which is slightly less than the US state of Delaware and significantly more than Rhode Island. And as we all know, Rhode Island and Delaware are no cities, but densely populated, still rural regions on the east coast of America. In fact, Ulaanbaatar's 1.6 million people crowd into a very small space (just check Google Earth or the web there are a lot of high rises in the city), but well over 90% of the province is wilderness. So not 99.7 per cent, but 99.97-99.98 per cent of the land is completely empty. And that is the fascinating thing about this country: behind the last building there is nothing, only wilderness. The second largest city, Erdenet, actually only consists of one big main street and a few small side streets.

  • elmo2you
    elmo2you 4 місяці тому +13

    Sincerely, one of the best "high information density" video's I've seen on the subject of geography & history. Some of the details have been actually mind-blowing, because they cleared up historical mysteries which I wondered about for decades. The production quality on this video is suburb (pardon my french)!

  • Amrita Tseyen-Oidov
    Amrita Tseyen-Oidov Місяць тому +2

    I am an Mongolian and thank you for talking about my country

  • Ans Eatery
    Ans Eatery Місяць тому

    This was very informative. Thank you! I had no idea until now how fascinating and unique Mongolia's climate is.

  • Nelson - haha
    Nelson - haha 4 місяці тому +334

    I feel Mongolia is always overshadowed by it's two neighbors, so it was cool to finally see a video dive into what makes it unique.

    • Terry Shi
      Terry Shi 4 місяці тому +28

      Both of its neighbors were ''shadowed''by mongolia for like a hundred years back in the 13th century 😂

    • The Crab
      The Crab 4 місяці тому +16

      @Terry Shi Ah, yes, the only significant achievement of mongolia. Which got braged about so many times that it almost seems to have any impact in morden world.

    • Quincee
      Quincee 4 місяці тому +16

      @The Crab What do you expect lol. No shit its gonna be a hot topic when suddenly just a bunch of nomadic pastorialists from the middle of nowhere end up establishing the largest continguous land empire in history.

    • The Crab
      The Crab 4 місяці тому +1

      @Quincee *And the shortest empire in history.

    • Oceiros _LordXIV
      Oceiros _LordXIV 4 місяці тому +21

      ​@The CrabThe Khan himself said he didn't care to make an empire that would last. He simply wanted to leave his mark on the world, and that he did

  • Albeeh
    Albeeh 3 місяці тому +4

    Thanks a lot for this very educational video! I'm happy to know so many interesting information about Mongolia. Keep up the great work!

  • Ed Sittner
    Ed Sittner 3 місяці тому +5

    I spent 40 days im Mongolia hunting. It is a very beautiful contry with friendly people. I was in the Alti Mtns, Gobi desert and of course Ulaanbaatar. I watched the best all strings concert, nation wrestling and a basketball game against Russia. I was able to set with the Russian team and talked with players that spoke English. Truly a major trip of my life. Oh I also watched the hunting of wolves with eagles, fascinating !!

  • Samu & Tapio
    Samu & Tapio Місяць тому +1

    Living in northern part of Finnish Lapland and absolutely loving it Mongolia seems like a paradise. Must visit, for sure.
    Oh and a fun fact, -30 degrees celsius inland where the air is dry doesn’t feel even remotely as cold as -10 degrees next to the sea where the air is humid. Speaking from a lot of experience.

  • Shek JUNE
    Shek JUNE 2 місяці тому +7

    Thank you for sharing❤ Great to know more about Mongolia. I am Han people from Inner Mongolia, we never learnt anything about Mongolia history except Yuan Dynasty from our textbooks.😢 Most of my Mongolian friends who live in the city can not speak Mongolian. Hope to travel to Mongolia in the future❤

    • Shek JUNE
      Shek JUNE 2 місяці тому +1

      Another fact: As far as I know, Most of Han people who’s living in Inner Mongolia including my family have similar experiences that they were landlords or small business owners and they suffered brutal Political repression after CCP came into power😢 so some of them escaped from all over China all the way to Inner Mongolia to have a fresh new start😢

    • hai wang
      hai wang 2 місяці тому


    • Shek JUNE
      Shek JUNE 2 місяці тому

      @hai wang 那你挺厉害的

    • SparkshotGames
      SparkshotGames Місяць тому

      @Shek JUNEoh no! I’m from England, but Mongolia is fascinating to me, and I would like to go one day.

  • Williams Coby (Williams)
    Williams Coby (Williams) Місяць тому +12

    I am also Mongolian. And thanks for explaining my country, the Mongolia also was one of the biggest country in the 1200s. The Gengis Khaan/Chingis Khaan made this big empire on the 1200s.

  • Munkhbilguun Soronzon-Od
    Munkhbilguun Soronzon-Od 4 місяці тому +353

    I grew up as a nomadic mongolian and we are very much used to the cold winter we prepare for it by eating dairy and usually avoiding any large amounts of meat in the summer and absolutely gobble them up in winter, like nomadic mongolians eat nothing but meat in winter and we also keep our animals inside a shelter in winter as opposed to letting them roam free everywhere under our supervision in the summer
    Of course theres the occasional "zud" which is a snowstorm even worse than the already brutally cold winter

    • lizardjoel
      lizardjoel 4 місяці тому +28

      That is so cool. I am ethnic Hungarian and learned recently that the Avar people came from Siberia. They were living in Carpathian basin (Western most edge of Eurasian steppe) when the Magyars rode in from Siberia forming Hungary by mixing with them and Slavs and Turks. I think all Siberian people are closer than we once thought when you look at shared culture, languages, and now using modern science DNA comparisons of modern and ancient samples and the nomadic technology and skills were incredible.
      A 2022 study concluded that the Avar Khaganate rode from modern Mongolia to modern Hungary in only 10 YEARS making it one of if not the furthest and fastest paced mass human migration in history. Imagine going from bordering ancient China to the Roman empire just in the span of half of a human childhood. I love that the Kuraltaj is seeing people take pride in Siberian and nomadic heritage. I grow autoflower strains of cannabis the same type our Scythian ancestors smoked thousands of years ago when ancient Greeks and Chinese encountered them on the steppe.

    • Munkhbilguun Soronzon-Od
      Munkhbilguun Soronzon-Od 4 місяці тому +16

      ​@lizardjoel its always nice to learn about other cultures

    • lizardjoel
      lizardjoel 4 місяці тому +12

      @Munkhbilguun Soronzon-Od likewise :) I bet both cultures share great jerky that's the most ancient nomadic / extreme cold weather tradition that was passed down and enjoyed by my family today although it's from the grasslands of Texas not Hungary lol

    • Crowy
      Crowy 4 місяці тому +1

      Interesting information.

    • Emperor Frozenbill, Ruler of Antarctica
      Emperor Frozenbill, Ruler of Antarctica 4 місяці тому +1

      Pretty interesting considering how many Asians are lactose intolerant

  • Irmuunshde
    Irmuunshde 3 місяці тому +7

    Wow the amount of research went into this video is very amazing, very detailed and informative. It’s like as if you lived there.

  • Ben K
    Ben K 2 місяці тому +14

    As a half Mongolian, I thank you for talking about it since barely anyone knows what it is and educating many.

  • Mr. C
    Mr. C Місяць тому +2

    I’ve learned more history watching your videos than my entire time in school as a kid.

  • Emerald Eyes Esoteric
    Emerald Eyes Esoteric Місяць тому +1

    In the classic Sid Meyers Civilization games, Mongolia would typically make just one city and not do much of anything for the whole game. They would make a lot of units, but if they started out on a medium sized island they would just never do much of anything. Seeing this video it makes sense now.

  • D. Tuvshintor
    D. Tuvshintor 2 місяці тому +10

    The most accurate and well-researched video material about my little country. I appreciate whoever made this video.

  • XiongBear
    XiongBear 4 місяці тому +975

    What's interesting to me is that China has twice as many ethnic Mongols than Mongolia itself

    • Fixundfertig1
      Fixundfertig1 4 місяці тому +171

      The same happens with tadjiks in Afganistan or azeris in Iran.

    • Puse
      Puse 4 місяці тому +154

      Very similar with Azerbaijan, the country itself has 10 million people and Iran has up to 20 million Azeris.

    • lucy finiarel
      lucy finiarel 4 місяці тому +85

      I mean .. this makes sense when you consider that Kublai Khan was once the emperor of China and that there was a whole Mongolian dynasty.

    • wardain
      wardain 4 місяці тому +59

      If you think about it even Russia has even more Mongols than Mongolia. Mongolia is truly fascinating country perhaps even at the lowest point they still managed to stay independent.

    • Bill Kong
      Bill Kong 4 місяці тому +63

      ​@wardain That's incorrect. There are about 600k mongols in Russia.

  • Dr Balbon
    Dr Balbon Місяць тому +4

    I would absolutely love to visit Mongolia. It's one of those distant places that wouldn't seem real until I arrived.

  • Abby Smas
    Abby Smas Місяць тому +3

    I am a woefully ignorant American. Of course I knew about Mongolia, and Genghis Khan. I could find it on a map. But I am shocked at the challenges modern Mongolians face. And the history! My goodness. Fascinating. Thank you very much for this excellent presentation.

  • Benjamin Wegner
    Benjamin Wegner 2 місяці тому +2

    Very informative video. Thank you. One amendment to how indigenous peoples of the North Americans were presented. Not disputing the Small Pox comparison, however, many First Nations people were settled and had sizable cities. And some tribes famous for their horse-riding skills on the plains, such as the Arapahoe or Lakota, were historically agricultural societies until the arrival of settler-colonists... and their horses.

  • Rumble
    Rumble Місяць тому +2

    Mongolia is one of my dream destinations. Absolutely fascinating place and culture

  • Jovey Bear
    Jovey Bear Місяць тому +2

    There are two other larger urban areas (Erdenet and Darkhan), but they are also in the central north area of Mongolia, quite close to Ulaanbaatar.

  • Andrew Wicke
    Andrew Wicke 4 місяці тому +887

    Idk what it is about Mongolia but I’m fascinated by the country. The culture, history, climate, everything.

    • Unholykill333 u
      Unholykill333 u 4 місяці тому +3

      Idk what it is either; they're using a Globe Model so the video is fake entertainment.

    • Luis Sierra
      Luis Sierra 4 місяці тому +20

      They are the Dothraki

    • Kokegota
      Kokegota 4 місяці тому +62

      im half mongolian half moroccan, i visited mongolia only once but ill never ever forget just lying on the ground staring up into the night sky and seeing so many stars and colours

    • J. Y.
      J. Y. 4 місяці тому +15

      It's like Northern China except way poorer, drier, and more polluted

    • Zealous
      Zealous 4 місяці тому +11

      ​@Unholykill333 u ...what?

  • Nokard
    Nokard 4 місяці тому +13

    I so want to go to Mongolia for traveling, maybe see the Hu live and then go to Baikal, the history of the entire region is fascinating to me, and the nature and beauty makes me feel like I lived there centuries ago.

    • Other Self
      Other Self 3 місяці тому +2

      I’m Mongolian and pretty sure baikal is in Russia not Mongolia

    • Вирус The Выхухоль
      Вирус The Выхухоль 3 місяці тому

      Ah, yes
      The south-eastern territories of Russian Federation are a part of Mongolia

    • Nokard
      Nokard Місяць тому +2

      Sure sure to both, but in the old empire it was all Mongol.

    • Leslie
      Leslie Місяць тому +1

      @Other Self Baikal is originally Mongolian land full of native Mongolian people living there today with native Turkic neighbors that both Russia and China are conspiring to sell and exploit. Be aware of your history.

  • Jay
    Jay 3 місяці тому +2

    amazing video as always boss! learned so much about the weather conditions, economical situation and also history all at the same time ! keep going I love your videos so much !!

  • Silent Autistic Dragon
    Silent Autistic Dragon 2 місяці тому +6

    Man, Mongolians got screwed with geography. But they certainly are a cool group of people with a very interesting culture! I hope we can work together to make the future of Mongolia and the world better. That desert expansion is really worrying me.

  • nsereko raymond
    nsereko raymond 18 днів тому

    I love your analysis. Shows like yours are greatly appreciated

  • Thak You
    Thak You Місяць тому +1

    I actually want to visit this country now! I knew quite a few things before, but this video really opened my eyes about it.

  • Tengeer
    Tengeer 4 місяці тому +491

    I am so happy to see this video , a Mongolian from Inner Mongolia. Although we are both Mongolian people, I don't have extensive knowledge about Outer Mongolia. Many Mongolians living in Inner Mongolia have transitioned from a nomadic lifestyle and now reside in the surrounding metropolitan areas. While we still use traditional Mongolian script, our proficiency in Mongolian writing has become less fluent compared to Chinese characters, and this has become more common among children. It saddens me to see the dilution of Mongolian culture with the advancement of modern civilization. Although we Mongolians are considered compatriots by the Han Chinese, and I love China as well, an independent Mongolia holds great significance for me. I hope that Mongolia can revive traditional Mongolian script, as it would facilitate communication and the preservation of traditional Mongolian culture among Mongolian people in Inner Mongolia. Thank you for uploading videos about Mongolia.

    • Terry Shi
      Terry Shi 4 місяці тому +53

      As a Han Chinese from Northeastern China, I'm glad to make a number of outstanding Mongolian friends. Mongolian culture is indeed charming, and it would be a great loss for everyone to see the cultures slowly vanish and get lost forever.

    • Orgil
      Orgil 4 місяці тому +16

      isnt china banned teaching Mongolian script in schools ?

    • Epicvids (Ketti08)
      Epicvids (Ketti08) 4 місяці тому +9

      ​@OrgilThe CCP would be behind that

    • Yuki Kui
      Yuki Kui 4 місяці тому +49

      ​@Orgil ​there are mongolian language schools in Inner Mongolia, students can choose to go to the language scool and normal public scool. But the public school use Manderin in teaching. It is same in USA that the public school teaches in English, and American Chinese Korean Japanese usually go to language school on weekends. Is it possible to have public school teaching in Chinese in USA?

    • Orgil
      Orgil 4 місяці тому +12

      @Yuki Kui no there arent,china banned teaching Mongolian in schools.classic wumao always with whataboutism

  • TRD Chris
    TRD Chris 2 місяці тому +6

    Now is one of the few times I get to mention my sophomore year biology teacher who did not believe in Mongolia. Not that she didn't believe in their government or their culture, she literally doesn't believe that the land we call Mongolia exists. She thinks that is a fake addition to maps, and I never got a straight answer as to why.

  • CrniWuk
    CrniWuk 3 місяці тому +49

    I am a non Mongolian and I thank you so much for this video on the behalf of all non Mongolians!

  • Izzy Curer
    Izzy Curer 3 місяці тому +6

    I once spent a whole Saturday staycationing in Mongolia using google streetmaps while listening to Mongolian radio stations through Radio Garden. Felt weirdly real.

  • David W
    David W 2 місяці тому +1

    It’s rather unusual for almost half of Mongolia’s residents to live in just its capital city as I can’t think of too many other countries and territories, perhaps bar Greenland, mainly located north of the Arctic Circle, whose capitals contain such a high % of residents of such countries and territories.

  • Chadwick
    Chadwick 3 місяці тому +1

    In your heat map, I noticed that the temperature remains consistent into outer-Mongolia (part of China). Geographical borders are cool. With the Gobi desert shaping the natural Chinese border, too.

  • ay lmao
    ay lmao 4 місяці тому +822

    This is one of the best basic summary videos about Mongolian geopolitics I’ve seen on UAclips. One thing I would add to this video is that while it is true Mongols are a minority in Inner Mongolia, the vast majority of Chinese are living in the in the cities in the south of Inner Mongolia. Meaning that the countryside (99% of land) is still majority Mongol. Just the southern cities are Chinese, but since there are so many people in those cities, that’s why the population statistics are skewed.

    • James Carter
      James Carter 4 місяці тому +9

      If this is the best, we have a lot of problems b/c this is at best a C+ work in Uni lmao

    • Edward Snowden
      Edward Snowden 4 місяці тому +15

      The North of inner Mongolia province is also inhabited my millions of Chinese. A simple glance at the prefecture level breakdown of population by ethnic background will tell you this.

    • mello sleeplessdreamer
      mello sleeplessdreamer 4 місяці тому +21

      And many chinese people register themselves and their children as mongol minority to get access to the benefit of ethnic groups receive in those regions . And lets not talk about the mongol people who got married to chinese through the generations , i wouldnt count them as mongols . They dont speak or understand and value mongol .

    • Jacob
      Jacob 4 місяці тому +19

      @James Carter Look forward to watching your B+ soon

    • ay lmao
      ay lmao 4 місяці тому +7

      The prefecture level data has lots of gerrymandering, for example, the Baotou city borders extend all the way north.

  • Üilsee
    Üilsee 4 місяці тому +9

    It is a very good video. Enjoyed it. Thanks for making this video. As a Southern Mongolian I have to say that there are few things need to be corrected. Firstly Inner Mongolia is the direct translation from chinese, Southern Mongolia is the direct translation from Mongolian. and Qing Dynasty is not the real name . The real name is Daichin Guren which means “the Nation of Warriors” in both Mongolian and Manchurian.

  • Clint
    Clint 3 місяці тому +13

    A couple of weeks ago, on a family visit, something about Genghis Khan came up. Short discussion. I made a comment about Mongolia being a separate country from China, and my father didn't believe me.
    😂 Funny thing is, he loves The Hu.
    I insisted that Mongolia is still a separate country, actually very large, just a relatively low population. He still didn't believe me.
    Then he Googled it. 🤣

  • Skeeter
    Skeeter Місяць тому

    As a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, I greatly appreciate your thoroughness in exploring our country

  • Payal Subbaiah
    Payal Subbaiah Місяць тому +1

    i love how you get to see so much nature untouched by humans, it’s truly beautiful

  • rebjorn79
    rebjorn79 Місяць тому

    I'd just like to mention that while yes, Barcelona's official population nr. is 1.6m (I've lived there), the immediate city metro is over 4 million. When you walk around in that city, you really can't distinguish where the borders are, at all. And this isn't counting 'satelite cities' such as Terrassa, Sabadell, Sant Cugat, etc. If you really start counting all of these 'satelite cities', the number reaches 5.5 million or more.

  • Turuus
    Turuus 4 місяці тому +495

    I'm a Mongolian as well. Thank you for bringing awareness. Please, dear tourists and investors, visit our country. We won't disappoint you.

    • Nose Boop
      Nose Boop 4 місяці тому +28

      For tourism, where in Mongolia do you recommend? And what activities?

    • Turuus
      Turuus 4 місяці тому +94

      @Nose Boop Terelj national park is close to the city and thereupon easily accessible - a must. Explore sand dunes if you've never seen a desert. Camel rides are available. If you want to see greens and wilderness, go to northern Mongolia during summer. Ofc, horse rides are available there

    • Nose Boop
      Nose Boop 4 місяці тому +19

      @Turuus Great, thanks for the answer.

    • Cameron Dain Frigeri
      Cameron Dain Frigeri 4 місяці тому +7

      I've seen videos of fellow Australians doing 4wd (overlanding) trips of Mongolia. Looked stunning.

  • VidaxTheDragonMage
    VidaxTheDragonMage 3 місяці тому +2

    Incredible video! im always so impressed and grateful for your visual maps!

  • HippiePajon
    HippiePajon 3 місяці тому +7

    That's how Mongolia is.. nomadic style, big steppes.
    But also options for city living. May Mongolia continue to live in peace

  • szbszig
    szbszig 3 місяці тому +2

    This video answers many more questions and explains many more interesting facts beside the one in the title. Once again a great and informative video of a great and exciting country. Thanks!

  • Charles
    Charles 24 дні тому

    8:23 as soon as you said that Mongolia was a generally sunny country, the cold winters made sense... as a Canadian, the coldest days I've ever seen never had clouds, the sun's heat always left for outer space on those days

  • ⚔️ Magico ⚔️
    ⚔️ Magico ⚔️ 4 місяці тому +520

    I’ve always thought that Mongolia is a country shrouded in mystery, a country with a well known history. I hope the people of Mongolia will enjoy a prosperous and peaceful life 👍🏼

    • Coffee Link
      Coffee Link 4 місяці тому +2

      The Mongolian death worm still exist somewhere in that country

    • Služba za organizaciju centra za zavod U prevodu
      Služba za organizaciju centra za zavod U prevodu 3 місяці тому

      You mixed Butan with Mongolia.

    • ⚔️ Magico ⚔️
      ⚔️ Magico ⚔️ 3 місяці тому +1

      @Služba za organizaciju centra za zavod U prevodu No, I mean Mongolia, Bhutan is also a beautiful country

    • Evangelicals Never-Lie?
      Evangelicals Never-Lie? 3 місяці тому +2

      To the west, Mongolia *is* still rather mysterious. At least among the "poorly educated" and wilfully ignorant. The incurious, the self absorbed, the narcissistic.
      In America there are tens of millions of "Poorly Educated."
      An epidemic of willfull ignorance and stupidity.
      People who couldn't even state the correct continent that Mongolia is on, or the general region of that continant. Those street interview "IQ Quiz" vids are alarming.
      Many of the Idiocracy has never even heard of Mongolia, or couldn't spell it, even though it should be easy.
      After all, spelling " Mangoleeuh" should be a piece of cake - right? 😂
      Unless a westerner has put in the time required to study and understand places like Mongolia, it's going too be a mystery.
      Even most people's own country remains a bit of a "mystery" to them, and it's understandable.
      Most people only have time and energy the devote to themselves and their interests. That's human nature. The human condition.

    • Cedric s
      Cedric s 3 місяці тому

      Peaceful, where was their peace during Genghis Khan , AKA " The Golden Hordes ." What goes around comes around .

  • Nathan Applegate
    Nathan Applegate Місяць тому

    TLDR/TLDW: Mongolia exists within the rain shadow of several mountain ranges. Mountain ranges block moisture from reaching to the other side, thus resulting in a desert beyond the mountains. The only weather they usually experience is cold dry air from Siberia.

  • Kay Dunton
    Kay Dunton 4 місяці тому +6

    My pet gerbils are from Mongolia originally so I've always been interested in Mongolia. They don't eat a lot, which makes me worried so I'm always giving snacks. I have pet mice and they eat a lot more. I guess being from a harsh place makes them conserve better.

  • Benkei Shurik'n
    Benkei Shurik'n 3 місяці тому +4

    I visited mongolia for one month,and its magnificent country with very lovely people

  • Skyglow Productions
    Skyglow Productions 3 місяці тому +3

    Thank you. I was always wondering to hear the history of this country, and it was very interesting.

  • Sangita Ekka - Arts, Tools, Tutorials
    Sangita Ekka - Arts, Tools, Tutorials Місяць тому +1

    How fascinating!! Mongolia had always intrigued me because there's so less information on it. What a wonderful video!