Buy your weight in cashmere as you hike through interesting rock formations. The capital Ulaan Bataar is less than three hours away by direct flight from most Asian cities. This makes the country ideal for a short getaway.
Cashmere is a type of wool made from goats that provides three times more insulation than that of sheep. It’s also softer and finer. Mongolia produces excellent cashmere. At UB Mart, however the Buyan and Blue Sky Cashmere shops have prices that were significantly lower than other outlets. Buyan in particular had a number of items made of a cashmere and camel wool blend at a good price point. The baby soft scarves in particular make excellent gifts.
Mongolia’s climate and geography is suited for herding cashmere goats, which thrive in harsh dry mountainous climates and produce the highest quality of wool. In moderate climates, goats lose the ability to grow the downy coats that produce the quality cashmere necessary for making luxury garments.