Some women occupied the most powerful religious positions as shamans—acting as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual world...While women maintained Mongolia’s entire subsistence economy, the men focused on hunting, fighting and building an empire.They enjoyed rights and privileges only recently won in the West.

A nomadic woman spent most of her day raising the family’s livestock.

They turned animal skin into clothing; wool into tents; goat hair into cashmere; goat milk into candy; and horse milk into alcohol.

In Mongolia, women’s dominance of the economy and religious structures gave them power Europeans only dreamed of.

They had the right to divorce and also to inherit their husband’s estate.

If their husbands died they became the head of their household—a law which had political consequences...

After the death of Genghis Khan, women took up the reigns of power in three-quarters of the Mongol empire.

The modern Mongolian woman has combined her genetic heritage with a rich cultural wardrobe to make waves in the fashion world...

Mongolian models are sought after in Asia and each year a Miss Mongolia enters the Miss World contest.

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows, and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the "Next Great Travel Writer" essay contest, are currently exploring Mongolia.

Today, Suzanne takes a moment to suss out the intricacies of the Mongolian dating scene.

i have open mind.i have warm and caring personality.i like to laugh and be around happy,intelligent,outgoing people.i also love to be involved in spiritual drives me to improve and learn hello im from mongolia and i borned in i have two girls.i interest im the queen in my single so im looking for a man who can be like please keep in touch simple..glaumour im also seeking who has hes own think..har…