Many cultures around the world have traditional clothes – from lederhosen in Bavaria to the kimono in Japan. Mongolia is no different. Their traditional clothes are called a deel. It’s pronounced “dell” like the-farmer-in-the, but it doesn’t mean a clearing.
If you visit Mongolia, you’ll most likely pass through the capital, Ulaanbaatar. This city of around 1.5 million was founded in 1639 CE. Since then, the city has hosted many historic events – from the declaration of independence to historic tsam dance celebrations. Here is a list of 8 historic facts about Ulaanbaatar.
For many people in the Western world, Mongolia is a faraway destination. They may know about Genghis Khan, but not much else. After centuries of Chinese rule, one common misconception is that Mongolian speak Chinese. While some surely do, in Mongolia, they speak Mongolian. It is an ancient and interesting language, full of cool ways to express ideas. It has undergone a few changes since it was spoken by Genghis Khan.
There are several countries that go with the same name, but are separate when it comes to politics and geographics. Korea is the best example of this. There are many reasons that separates a country with residents that have the same race and language, and Mongolia is unfortunately one of these countries. There are many questions about Inner and Outer Mongolia. Here are some of the most common asked questions and answers for them.
Unfortunately, there’s no short answer to this question. The idea of the same is subjective from each aspect. So let’s look at the certain key aspects of both Outer and Inner Mongolia in order to find out the answer.
Mongolia is a beautiful country with many majestic landscapes where animals can roam free. The general lack of fences means the wildlife can go where they want to.
The low density of people also means these animals can live without human interference. Mongolia’s national parks are a great spot to visit to check out the wildlife, no matter what time of year you plan to visit Mongolia.
One of the main layover points for getting to Ulaanbaatar is through Hong Kong. Choosing this as your layover spot is a great idea, there are a ton of great luxuries and things to do while you wait for your flight to Mongolia.
The Gobi Desert is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Mongolia. The two best times to visit Mongolia is the summer, where you can really experience the Mongolian Desert.
The vast dunes spreading out around you will put you in awe. Seeing the life that can survive in the harsh environment is exciting, and there are a number of natural features to visit. There are also fossils and tours where you can see where dinosaur eggs were first found!
The best way to experience all of this is in a traditional Mongolian yurt, or ger. These cute, round little structures have been used by nomads for centuries. They typically have a stove in the middle and a couple cozy beds inside. You can look up at the sky through a window in the top while you’re cozy in bed.
They rarely have a bathroom inside, though, so late-night bathroom trips will require you to leave your cozy ger.
Choosing a ger camp can be difficult though. Each year there are more to choose from in the Gobi region. Here are three of the top choices for staying in a ger camp in the Gobi Desert.
While most people’s first stop in Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar, people often get out as soon as they can. That’s disappointing. It means missing out on a lot of great things in this city.
There’s plenty to see and do in this city of 1.5 million people, from clubbing to relaxing at a spa. We have compiled a list of things that would surprise you about the capital of Mongolia, and some suggestions on places to visit if you visit Mongolia.
While Chinggis Khan, or Genghis Khan, is world famous as one of the most successful conquerors in history, there is more to him than that.
Despite the fact that he lived so long ago, there is a surprising amount we know about his life.
Many of these are from The Secret History of the Mongols, and others are facts from modern Mongolia.
Karakorum was the capital of the Mongolian Empire at its height.
From this city, Chinggis Khan’s son Ogedei Khan ruled one of the largest empires the world has ever known.
Today, you can visit this historic site and see where history was made.
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