Somewhere in the depths of that vast, silent desert lay
      those records of the past that I had come to seek
                                                        Roy Chapman Andrews
· Fresh air, space, peace and quiet
· Rugged open landscape, wide endless rolling steppe
· Ancient nomadic lifestyle still common
· Fascinating religious practices (Tantric Buddhist)                          
· Friendly people  
· Few tourists  
· Rare animals, birds, fish and plants
· Wild flowers and medicinal plants 
· Great fishing, swimming, hiking and biking  
· Horse riding
· Camel riding
· Yak riding, cart riding 
· Excellent art - ancient, modern and religious
· Cheap cashmere
· No inconvenient restrictions on women   
· Fishing (catch release-taimen,...etc) and Hunting                         
· Fine vodka and fermented mare's milk