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Documentary from Mongolia

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MONGOLIA - Cinematic Drone Film


Known as the home of the Mongol Empire, the Central Asian nation of Mongolia is one of the most fascinating places on earth.  AirVuz contributor Michael Roberts traveled the country for three weeks with a DJI Phantom 3 drone filming for a documentary focusing on the changing climate and its effect on Mongolia. He then put together this incredible clip of his favourite aerial footage from the trip, including footage of the Altai Mountains, the Gobi Desert, the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, the Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan, and more.  

The Great Gobi Desert

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Mongolia - Gobi Desert


The Gobi Desert is a giant arid area in the middle of Asia, covering China and parts of Mongolia.  Contributor and world traveler YoumiTrip spent several days trekking through the Mongolian portion of the desert with his DJI Phantom drone.  As a result, he was able to create a spectacular aerial tour of this magnificent region, whose nomadic horsemen once ruled great portions of both Asia and Europe during a portion of the Middle Ages.  The desert is the world's sixth-largest and the second-largest in Asia.  

Naiman Lake

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Autumn of Naiman Lake

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  • Bagi Max
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Khuisiin Naiman Lake is a large freshwater body in the landlocked Northeast Asian country of Mongolia.  The oddly-shaped lake is located near the geographic center of the country, to the southwest of the capital city Ulan Bator.  The lake sits nearly 2.4k meters (about 8k ft) above sea level on the Great Mongolian Plateau, one of the most important geological features of Central Asia.  Contributor Bagi Max used a drone to create an unforgettable aerial tour of this incredibly beautiful place during the peak of Autumn colors. 

Manzushir: Mongolian Buddhist Gompa

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Mongolia's Manzushir Monastery

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Contributor Jack Jamka created this stunning drone video of an old Buddhist "Gompa" in Mongolia called Manzushir.  Gompas are multi-purpose structures which were built by Buddhist monks to provide physical security as well as sanctuaries for quiet contemplation and learning.  It was originally built in 1733, but destroyed during a period of civil strife in the 1930's.  The remains of the monastery complex are a short distance to the south of the country's capital Ulaanbaatar, in the central part of the country.

DVA Nominee from Mongolia

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Pristine Mongolia


Contributor Daniel Kordan has nearly a million followers on Instagram, and it's because of content like this masterpiece from Mongolia.  Using a DJI Mavic 2 combined with ground camera footage, he created a spectacular portrait of this fascinating Northeast Asian land.  The video features epic footage of mountains, the vast Mongolian Desert, the Mongolian Plateau, and even nomadic horsemen. It's a finalist in the Countries/Regions category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.

Bayan-Ölgii Province

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Western Mongolia


Content creator and pilot Erka34unit created this magnificent drone video from a remote corner of the Northeast Asian republic of Mongolia.  It's called the Bayan-Ölgii Province, and it's the westernmost of the 21 aimags (states) of the country.  Bordering both Russia and China, it's the only Muslim-majority state in this country of just over 3 million.  Ride along and you'll get some amazing views of the Altai Mountains and some of the most spectacular wildlife scenes to be found anywhere on the Eurasian Steppe.

Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia's Capital City

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Hometown Mongolia


Muugii_Drone_Mongolia created this beautiful aerial mini-tour of the Mongolian capital city Ulaanbaatar (formerly known as Ulan Bator), home to almost one in two Mongolians.  The city is situated in the valley of the Tuul river, the country's most important waterway.  The city was founded in the mid-17th century as a Buddhist monastery center. Among other distinctions, Ulaanbaatar is known as the coldest capital city in the world, and January temperatures not uncommonly fall to -40 degrees F/C.  

The Gobi Desert

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Mongolia - Gobi Desert

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Contributor BaBi created this amazing aerial view of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.  The great desert covers much of the southern part of the country, as well as large stretches of northwestern China.  It's known as a rain shadow desert, caused by the Tibetan Plateau blocking precipitation that would otherwise move into the area from the south.  It's the fifth largest desert in the world in terms of land area.  Unlike most deserts, the landscape consists primarily of exposed rock rather than sand. 

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

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Terelj National Park

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Mongolia's Terelj National Park (sometimes called Gorkhi-Terelj National Park) is under 40 km (about 25 mi.) from the capital city in the central part of the country.  Located in a river valley, only a portion of the park is open to tourists.  The park is known first and foremost for its giant rock formations, led by the well known Turtle Rock.  It's one of several named in reference to resemblances to the animal kingdom.  The park and its mighty rock are seen from above in this drone video from contributor Bagi Max. 

Biking across Mongolia

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How's this for an epic motorcycle trip - Mongolia!  The republic in northeast Asia is not exactly known for its roads, but it didn't stop the bikers in this video.  They were able to use their bikes to get across some incredibly varied terrain, ranging from deserts to vast plateaus to forests to spectacular rivers and snowfields.  Throw in riding with herds of the country's famed wild horses, and you've got a pretty memorable trip.  It also begs the question, what happens if your bike breaks down?   

Burkhan Khaldun Mountain

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Burkhan khaldun mountain, Mongolia


Muugii_Drone_Mongolia created this beautiful travel video of an epic 4x4 trip to Burkhan Khaldun, a mountain of northeastern Mongolia in the Khentii Mountains.  Khentii is one of the provinces in this country where the terrain transitions from mountainous to the steppes of the Mongolian Plateau as one traverses it in a southeastern direction.  Burkhan Khaldunirst is believed to be the birthplace of the great Ghenghis Khan, who helped to create a great Mongol Empire which stretched from China to Europe.

Khenty Province

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Khenty province, Mongolia


Khentii is one of the 21 provinces of Mongolia, which are also known as airmags.  It's located towards the northeastern part of the country, a bit the east of the capital city Ulanbaatar.  It is known, first and foremost, as the birthplace of Ghenghis Khan, who went on to create a great Mongol Empire which stretched well into Europe.  It's one of the provinces in this country where the terrain transitions from mountainous to the steppes of the Mongolian Plateau as one traverses it in a southeastern direction.  

Arkanghai: Taikhar Rock

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Taikhar Rock


Check out this amazing drone video of a famous rock in Mongolia.  Taikhar Rock is situated in the Arkhangai, one of the country's 21 provinces (also known as aimags), in the west-central part of this Northeast Asian country.  The rock overlooks the Khoid Tamir River, an important waterway in western Mongolia.  Standing about 20 meters high (around 65 ft.), the rock is covered in writing (essentially very old graffiti) in 20 different languages.  The rock is closely tied to a local legend about a giant snake.  

Darkhan: Mongolia's Second City

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Darkhan city, Mongolia

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Check out this fascinating drone video of Mongolia's second city, compliments of contributor Ankhbayar Ganbold.  Darkhan is the capital of the Darkhan-Uul Province (Aimag).  It's located in the far north of the country, not far from the Russian border.  Darkhan is only a few decades old; it was built with the assistance of the former Soviet Union beginning in the 1960's.  While it has a modest population of about 100,000, it's enough to make it the country's second largest city after the capital, Ulaanbaatar.  

DVOW Nominee from Mongolia

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Come to Mongolia

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The massive desert that covers southern Mongolia can be seen in this exciting, 4K drone video by contributor BaBi. The Gobi Desert is bound by the Altai Mountains, the Mongolian steppes to the north, the Taklamakan Desert to the west, the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateau to the southwest and North China Plain to the southeast. It has a rich history, being part of the Mongol Empire and the home of several important cities along the Silk Road. This video was a Drone Video of the Week nominee in May, 2019.

Ghenghis Khan Statue and More

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The republic of Mongolia in Northeast Asia is known for its rugged, vast and untouched landscapes. The many nomadic people who live there inhabit some of the harshest climates in the world. Although it is harsh, Mongolia is incredibly beautiful, as you can see in this video by contributor and drone pilot Enkhsaikhan Batbaata. See the snow-covered hills, deserts, waterfalls and wild horses as well as the 131-foot Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue and a very large golden Buddha statue in this aerial film. 

Ulaanbaatar and the Gobi Desert

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Mongolia in 4K, DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

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LP-Drone Videos created this beautiful aerial video record of a trip to Mongolia, the vast land on the steppes of Northeast Asia.  The video opens with a nice shot of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, located in a river valley in the north-central part of the country.  Most of the rest of the footage is from the Gobi Desert, which covers most of the southern part of the country.  The desert is created by a rainshadow caused by the great Plateau of Tibet, and its cities once were vital points on the famed Silk Road.

Mongolia by Drone

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Mongolia is an Asian country nestled between China and Russia that is known for its expansive and rugged landscape. It is currently the most sparsely populated sovereign state in the world. The area was home to the  Mongol Empire, founded in 1206 by Genghis Khan, which went on to conquer vast stretches of Europe and Asia and in the process slaughter millions.  Drone pilot BaBi headed out into the beautiful wilderness, showcasing plenty of wild animals, green pastures, and rocky terrain in this aerial film.

Aerial Tour of Mongolia

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A flight through Mongolia


Contributor YoumiTrip may have been the first person to film the great Central Asian country of Mongolia with a drone.  Whether or not he was the first, he certainly has spent a good deal of time there, filming a huge array of sights and sounds of this mysterious nation in Northeast Asia. The video includes footage from some of the country's top sights, including the capital city of Ulan Bator, Terelj National Park, Central Mongolia, Orkhon waterfall, the Gobi desert, the White Stupa, and more.

Khovd Valley, Bayan-Ölgii

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Tsengel District, Bayan-Ölgii


Check out this stunning drone video of a remote area of western Mongolia, compliments of erka34unit.  It's the district of Tsengel in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the 21 airmags (provinces) of this massive landlocked country.  The area lies along the banks of the Khovd River, which drains the Altai Mountains located to the west.  In the video, you'll the magnificent-looking valley as well as the Altai foothills to the west; the mountain chain forms the boundaries with both Russia and China.  

Lake Khövsgöl

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Khovsgoll Lake


Check out this drone video of one of the most famous lakes in Asia: Mongolia's Lake Khövsgöl.  Covering about 2.75k square km (around 1.1k square mi.), it's the country's second-largest lake by surface area and largest by water volume.  It's located near the country's northern border with Russia, about 200 km (around 120 mi.) west of Lake Baikal (the world's largest freshwater lake by volume).  Surrounded by mountains, it's one of the world's oldest lakes and is also considered one of its most pristine.  

The Beauty of Western Mongolia

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The highlight of Western Mongolia

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Check out these stunning drone views of western Mongolia, compliments of contributor BaBi.  This is the most remote part of a remote country: the country's three western provinces (Bayan-Ölgii, Khovd, and Uvs) collectively cover about 190k square km (nearly 70k square mi.) and have a population of only a quarter-million.  The video features footage from this sparsely populated area, ranging from the Altai Mountains which form Mongolia's western boundaries to the gigantic lakes which dot the region.  

Lodge in Khövsgöl

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Selenge Lodge-Mongolia


Check out this promotional video put together for a lodge in northern Mongolia.  It's called the Selege Lodge, and it's located in Khövsgöl, the northernmost of the 21 provinces (airmags) into which this Northeast Asian country is divided.  The video uses a combination of drone and ground camera footage to visually capture the people and scenery of the region.  The province has a long border with the Siberian region of Russia.  It's best known as the home of Lake Khövsgöl, Mongolia's second-largest freshwater lake.  

Western Mongolia

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Western Mongolia

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Western Mongolia is the most remote part of one of the world's most remote countries.  Mongolia's five western provinces collectively cover nearly 500k square km (around 190k square mi.).  Into an area roughly the size of Spain are "packed" roughly 350k people, one of the lowest densities to be found anywhere outside of the polar regions of the Earth.  It's a land of desert, giant lakes, and towering mountains.  Check out this desolate but beautiful land from above in this drone video by AirVuz contributor Babi.


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Travel Mongolia from Gobi

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The Lost Flight

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Central Mongolia