Eurasianet: Mongolia – Could Mining Threaten Tourism Potential?

Twenty years ago, when a Dutch cyclist named Rik Idema first passed through Mongolia on a round-the-world biking trip, the country struck him as the most pristine place he’d ever seen. Captivated by the steppe’s stark beauty, Idema later returned to explore the country with a Mongolian friend, Tseren Enebish. They started Tseren Tours together in 1994 and eventually married. Yet while business is thriving, the couple worries about Mongolia’s future as a tourist destination. “The nomadic culture and vast unspoiled nature is what draws visitors,” said Enebish. “Mining could change that.” To read the full article, click hereMongolia – Could Mining Threaten Tourism Potential?

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