Mongolia is definitely a must-visit for remote workers and digital nomads who have cultural experiences and nature-centric adventures at the top of their bucket list when looking for a coliving destination.
This country is located in north-central Asia and it’s landlocked between Russia and China. Mongolia is the 18th-largest sovereign state and the second-largest landlocked country in the world.
Digital nomads are given a variety of activities and tourist destinations to explore while in Mongolia. National parks and reserves can be found all over the country and there’s even a dessert that you can explore. For those who prefer the city, however, may still opt to stay amid the vibrant and urban scene of Ulaanbaatar.
One thing that location-independent workers might find some connection with the people of Mongolia? A quarter of the population lives as nomads! Among the 3 million people living in the country, an estimated 25 to 40% of them are said to be nomadic herders. Maybe a digital nomad can take a page or two from their experiences.
When it comes to remote work and the coworking scene, there’s a growing number of coworking spaces. They can be mostly found particularly in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. However, the trend is not yet as popular compared to what Mongolia’s neighbors have.
For those looking to move to Mongolia, the coliving trend still hasn’t reached the country but one is bound to pop up soon in the busy city of Ulaanbaatar. This means that the rest of Mongolia’s beauty, nature, and culture will be within your easy reach.
A few facts about Mongolia:
- Mongolians are hospitable and always ready to take in a guest
- They hold a festival related to eagle hunting
- It’s believed to be the land where dinosaurs roamed as they found remains in the desert back in the 20s
- The tents of nomadic Mongolians are called ger and they made out of ornate wooden slats, felt, and plastic tarps
- Mongolians are great at horse riding and many families even own herds of horses
- New Year is the second-largest holiday in Mongolia while the Naadam Festival, which celebrates the formation and independence of the country, is the largest-celebrated occasion
- Mongolians love to eat ice cream even during wintertime
- Music is a large part of Mongolian culture as it's used to express feelings for loved ones and nature
If the great outdoors is what you plan to prioritize as a digital nomad, nothing can beat Mongolia as a must-see destination! With a population that holds reverence for their history, expect to witness a vibrant culture while in the country.