What to Photograph in Mongolia and When to Go

What to photograph in Mongolia?

Are you looking to new photographic destination for your 2018 holiday? Mongolia offers various kinds of photo attractions and diverse landscapes. Here we describe what to photograph in Mongolia and when you should go Mongolian photo tour. Every season has its own specialties. Mongolia is unique and interesting country due to the circular succession of the four seasons such as spring, summer, autumn and winter. 

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Summer view of Mongolian countryside 

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Mongolia winter horses

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Fall Picture of Mongolia

Most of tourists, more than 50% of them, come to Mongolia during the summer time. Of course, summer is the best time to travel to Mongolia, its color, abundant of daily milk product from livestock for example Mongolian yoghurt, Airag- fermented mare’s milk, dried curd etc…, and kids are come to home for helping with their family and galloping on the horseback everywhere.

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Nomadic life in Mongolia 

Recommended Photo Tours in Mongolia 

- Classic Mongolia Photography Tour 

- Western Mongolia Photo Safari Tour 

Related Articles and News about Mongolian Photography 

- Best Photography Locations in Mongolia 

-Tips and Advice for Mongolian Winter Photography Tour 

Daily life is going normally. That means photographers have plenty of opportunities to capture real nomadic lifestyle in the beauty of nature. And nomadic people celebrate their festivals and events during the summer time after the grass grows and cattle got strength and fatness. For instance, Naadam Festival, one of the biggest and well-known Festival, officially held in Ulaanbaatar on the 11th of July to 13th of July annually.

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Naadam Festival Mongolia

Don’t worry you get miss Naadam Festival in July, we have also Danshig Naadam festival in August, which is great chance to attend 2 events in one huge arena including Tsam Religious Dance and Three Manly Games in Khui Doloon Khudag only 35 km from capital city of Mongolia. 

Stare at the sky in the mid night, you will see billions of glazing and shooting stars, Milky Way in the sky.  

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Mongolia night photography 

Recommended Photo Tours with Summer Festivals  

- Mongolia Naadam Festival -2018 Tour 

Mongolia highlights tour with Danshig Religious festival-2018  

Related Articles and News about Summer Festivals of Mongolia 

 What to know about Naadam festival before you attend?

The Top 5 Must See Events in Mongolia


If you like colorful things or dislike crowd we suggest taking photos in autumn, from early September to end of October. Especially in the northern part you will enjoy more to hear birdsong, trees, leaves and grasses are shining in the sun light with yellow, red, green and brown colors, majesty of wild animals during the rut.

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Fall view of Mongolia

Walking along the shore of the Khuvsgul Lake, known as Mother Sea, located in Northern Mongolia, feels like rest in heaven and at the moment the lake calms down and become quit. Therefore we suggest photographing calm, pure and colorful Khuvsgul Lake.

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Lake Khovsgol in northern Mongolia

Recommended Photo Tours to Northern Mongolia 

 Photo Tour to Mystical Reindeer Herders in Mongolia 

Extreme Winter Experience Photo Tour in Northern Mongolia 

Also in the beginning of the October, you can have opportunity to photograph Golden Eagle Hunting Festival. This festival has became one of the main photo attractions in the world and promotes rural Kazakh eagle hunting heritages to the next generations. 

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Golden Eagle Hunting in Western Mongolia

Recommended Photo Tours to Golden Eagle Hunters

- Golden Eagle Festival and Mongol Altai Mountains Photographic Expedition

Golden Eagle Festival 2018 Tour

Related Articles and News about Golden Eagle Festival 

- Mongolian Golden Eagle Festival and Eagle Hunters

Moments From The Golden Eagle Festival In Mongolia 

Nobody dares to travel in the winter time to the most remote place. Why you don’t courage to travel to photograph and travel to deep into the nomads and country? Imagine that you are standing and capturing in the snowy steppe in the middle of nowhere. Isn’t it adventurous and interesting that you capture people not captured yet? 

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Winter Photography in Mongolia 

Recommended Winter Photo Tours in Mongolia

Photo Tour To Winter Horse Festival 

- Mongolia Winter Tours 

Related Articles and News about Mongolian Winter Tours

- Is it possible to travel to Mongolia in November?

- Mongolian Winter Festivals  

Spring is not as colorful as comparing to other seasons its grey and yellow and dry climate and also livestock are thinner after the long harsh winter and coldness. Nomads have to work hard to breed the newborn young cattle. But we can not express the beauty and life beginning of spring. Everything starts as a new, newborn baby animals, grass, flowers, birdsongs etc. If you are a bird watcher and love photographing the birds, then Mongolia is the right place for the bird watchers both migration and fauvette and they come to Mongolia between end of April and end of May. Swans, 6 kinds of cranes-White-napped crane, duck and goose etc.  

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Birds of Mongolia 

Mongolia Birding Tour 

Bird watching in the Western provinces of Mongolia tour

To conclude, depends on you interest and availability of arrival time, Mongolia can offer its beauty and photographing opportunities all year around. If you wish to take photo tour to Mongolia, we are here to help your trip planning and arrangements as we are the specialist in Mongolian Photography Tour




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