Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia is a patchwork of terrain where vast open spaces and cloudless skies melt into one. With one of the lowest population densities in the world, its emptiness is undoubtedly its biggest draw. Nomadic children learn to ride before they can walk, so saddle up for a horseback tour across the rolling green steppe, home to the last of the world's nomadic communities. Take advantage of the free-spirited culture and pitch up anywhere. For those seeking 21st-century comforts, the Monge Tengri combines traditional felt-walled gers with intricate lattice-wardrobes and Mongolian wool throws. Once the homeland of the world's most formidable warrior, Genghis Khan, his legacy is prevalent throughout the country and plays a central role to Mongolia's rich history. The museum at his birthplace of Dadal (located in the northeast) is one of the more prolific options however his dynasty is carried across everything from statues to milk cartons.