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Mongolian Nomads – Basic Animal Husbandry

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Mongolian nomads do not waste animal products. They collect and store faeces for use as a fuel on fires (it burns more slowly and with less flame than wood), or to block holes between the logs in permanent homestead walls and roofs. Livestock are allowed to graze during...
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Best time to visit Mongolia for 2018!

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Planning to visit Mongolia in 2018? Perfect, now it is time to think of when. Mongolia is a popular for its cold and continental weather that often fear tourists visiting winter and spring. Nonetheless, there are special opportunities to experience cold winter and cultural events...

Mongolia top 10 destinations for 2018

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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park – A massive glacier river – Eagle huntress The top destination of all time for Mongolia is Altai Tavan Bogd national park that is in Bayan-Olgii province, western part of Mongolia. The rugged beauty of Bayan-Olgii aimag with its pointed mountain...

Travel Timeline – Mongolia 100 years ago

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Mongolia in 1913 Mongolia in 1929 Mongolia in 1938 Mongolia in 1939 Mongolia in 1947 – 2:50 check Mongolia in 1951 Mongolia in 1968

Eastern Mongolia – What to See

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WORLD’S LARGEST STEPPE – MENEN STEPPE The largest flat plains of Mongolia are in the most eastern part of the country. The slope of the plateau is very gradual, only about 10m/km, making it the largest steppe in the world. The Menen Steppe is located west of the Buir Lake, sits...

What to See in Central Mongolia

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CENTRAL MONGOLIA – CRADLE OF MONGOL EMPIRE Central Mongolia was the heart of the Great Mongol Empire. The vast grasslands of Central Mongolia is where the first official capital, Karakorum, was founded in the 13th century. This place was home to ancient people who engraved...

Best Places to Explore – Northern Mongolia

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Northern Mongolia has attracted the hearts and minds of many tourists throughout the year, northern Mongolia is home to the tall mountains of Khangai and Sayan, Khuvsgul lake that shimmers like a border-less blue pearl, the Darkad tsenkher depression (a huge valley of rivers...

Places to visit – Western Mongolia

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DIVERSITY IN HARMONY-WESTERN MONGOLIA Western Mongolia has a unique combination of desert, steppe, taiga, tundra and mountains. This land is home to many ethnic groups that have lived together in harmony since ancient times. Diverse in wildlife and people, western Mongolia has ...

The Gobi Desert – Top Attractions

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Footprints in MONGOLIAN GOBI The clay from the former shores, hills, and soil of the Cretaceous period look like they are on fire during sunrise and sunset. You may feel like you are on a different planet. Really though, you’re in the Mongolian Gobi Desert. Dinosaur fossils...

21 Reasons to Travel to MONGOLIA

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1. MOST CAPTIVATING SUNRISES (AND SUNSETS ) IN THE WORLD Harukia Murakami, best-selling Japanese author “Dawn in Mongolia was an amazing thing. In one instant, the horizon became a faint line suspended in the darkness, and then the line was drawn upward, higher and higher. It was...

Tips for Visiting a Nomadic Family

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The traditional dwelling of the nomadic Mongolian is the Ger, known as a yurt in Central Asia. This is a round felt-covered tent with a single room in which the family lives, eats and sleeps. It is made from a wooden latticed wall and poled roof with a central stove for warmth...

Lake Khovsgol National Park Guide

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LAKE KHUVSGUL/KHOVSGOL NATIONAL PARK Lake Khuvsgul is located in the northernmost province, from which it takes its name, 900km northwest of the capital Ulaanbaatar. Khovsgol sticks out like a tongue into Siberia and away from the central plains of central Mongolia. The bio...

The Mongolian Lunar New Year – Tsagaan Sar

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History of Tsagaan sar At the beginning of the 13th century, many nomadic tribes had been living separately and were unified by Temuujin to ultimately make up The Great Mongol Empire. It is then on the last month of winter in the 3rd Jaran (60 year cycle also known as the...

Winter Festival – Mongolian Nomads’ Celebration 2017

The nomads’ winter festival offers a unique opportunity to visit Mongolia in one of the most special times; end of the long winter, when the thaw comes. Mongolians celebrate the arrival of spring organizing three important festivals in the first days of March including “Ice...

Ideas for Nomad families Gift

It is always nice to bring some useful items as gifts to nomad and give them when you visit their home. Usually the nomad has a big family including grandparents, husband and wife and children. Sometimes you may expect neighbor families’ children to come for gift hearing from the...

The Mongols

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THE MONGOLS The historical roots of Mongolians are the best explained in the 1204 AD text The Secret History of Mongols: The ancestors of Chinggis Khaan- Burte  Chono (meaning grey wolf) and his wife Gua Maral( meaning a beautiful deer), came dialing across the ocean and settled...