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The Best Places to See the Naadam Festival in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 29, 2022

The Naadam Festival is a national event in Mongolia showcasing excellence in the three games of the country: archery, wrestling, and horse riding. The origins of the festival date back hundreds of years to the ancient times of Genghis Khan, and, today, it’s celebrated across the nation every July to mark Mongolia’s independence from China. As Mongolia's premier holiday, the Naadam Festival attracts tourists curious about the nation’s history and culture. And since it’s so widely celebrated, it can be hard to pinpoint the top spots to take in the event. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to see the Naadam Festival in Mongolia for your reference as you plan your adventure to China’s northern neighbor.

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Naadam Festival
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 29, 2022

In Mongolia, the Naadam Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the entire nation. It’s a celebration of the country’s history, culture, and way of life. For visitors, everything can seem a bit foreign when you explore a cultural event in a new place, so we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to the Naadam Festival as a resource that travelers can reference on their journey to Mongolia. Here, you’ll get a better understanding of where the Naadam Festival came from, why it’s celebrated, and how you can join in on the fun.

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Mongolians at the International 3rd Falconry festival
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 29, 2022

Our national team of eight eagle-hunters, led by the head of the Department for Environment and Tourism of Bayan-Olgii aimag participated in the Third International Festival of Falconry, which ran recently in Abu Dhabi for the 3rd International Falconry Festival which was taken place in last 13 – 13th of December 2014.

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Top 5 reasons to join “Discover True Mongolia” tour
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 29, 2022

Planning a trip to Mongolia but not sure what to pick? No need to worry about it, Selena Travel Mongolia team has solved your problem already. Our “Discover True Mongolia tour” includes the most highlights of all destinations and activities you should try during your stay in Mongolia. Take a look at top 5 reasons why you should join this tour.

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Spring Eagle Festival
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

Imagine riding a horse over the Eurasian steppe, winter’s cold embrace around you and an eagle on your arm. You feel the bird twitch, and know that it’s got something in its sights. With a flick of your arm, the bird takes off and flies toward an unlucky rabbit. Before you know it, the eagle dives down and in its talons is lunch for your family.

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Great Gobi 6 and reasons why you need to know about them
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

If you’re interested in wild life, exotic travels and animals then you might’ve heard about the Big 5 of Africa. However, have you ever heard of the Great Gobi 6? In order to keep the wildlife and ecosystem of the gobi system, the WWF has started an initiation called Great Gobi 6, a project determined to spread awareness of the importance of the animals living in the gobi desert and try to save them from being extinct.

In Mongolia, where the people still keep the nomadic lifestyle and keep the nature as original as possible, it’s no wonder that some of the last truly wild animals live only in Mongolia. Especially the Gobi desert, which is believed to be the home of the dinosaurs, is where most of these animals live. When I say wild animals, I mean the authentic wild ones- their ancestors used to live next to the real dinosaurs. That is one of the reasons why Mongolian Gobi is called the door to the fairytale- just about five hours of drive from the city, you would setting your foot  in a place that have been the exactly same for about tens of thousands of years. Obviously, the revolutions have come and gone, but one thing is for sure- you wouldn’t be encountering one flashy advertising sign or skyscrapers that block your view. It may sound pretty scary in that way, but as long as you’re prepared enough- all that time and risk would be worth it.

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Selena Travel completes “Toys & Books donation” to rural kindergarten of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

At Selena Travel always strive to offer our helping hand wherever we can. As we’ve posted on our website, we’ve started 2013’s charity work to donate toys & books for the rural area’s kindergarten. We’ve asked for our tourist to bring some their children’s spare toys and books and we collected the toys & books until 31 Aug 2013. Thank you so much for all of travelers of Selena Travel who’ve chosen with us their tour ground organizer and travelled with us, staying with us for our charity and donation work for 2013.

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Celebration of 20th anniversary of Selena Travel
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

2018 will be a remarkable year for the Selenians! Challenging, learning and fulfilling 20 years have passed since the first foundation stones of Selena Travel group have been laid, back in 1998. To remember and treasure the journey we have taken so far, everyone at Selena Travel will be celebrating this special milestone throughout a series of events, including team bonding events, social outreach & giving back to the community activities, Gun Galuut local community-based festival and much more.

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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: Khuvsgul- A Lakeside Paradise in the Northern Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

After the Gobi Desert, I’d say Lake Khuvsgul is next on the “Must See List” for Mongolia--it’s beautiful, crystalline blue waters are stunning! It’s in the opposite direction from Ulaanbaatar and will also require some decisions about travel. The best time of year to visit is summer--June, July or August--with July being usually the warmest. August is the beginning of fall in Mongolia and can sometimes mean more rain than a visitor wants to contend with. You can visit before and after those three months but many camps do shut down for a part of fall, all of winter, and the start of spring.

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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: Khustai, Where Hiking & Horses Intersect
Posted by Selena Travel / Nov 28, 2022

There was something in my father’s pictures that called me to Mongolia. The horizon in the distance, the openness of the steppe, the wildness of the nature. In 2010 we hatched a plan to travel to Mongolia together--it would be his second trip, my first. In 2014 we spent three weeks traveling around Mongolia (and I’ve since spent 3 years living and traveling in the country). While we journeyed many miles and visited numerous sites, it was our time spent in Khustai Nuruu National Park that made my initial dream--to put my hiking boots on the great Eurasian steppe--feel complete.

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