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21 country citizens are visa free to enter Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

After 1990s Mongolia has been expanding its foreign relationships and currently Mongolia has diplomatic relationship with 184 countries. As a result 21 counties residents are visa free to enter Mongolia such as USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Japan, Turkey, Philippines, Russia, Serbia and Thailand.

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Dos and don’ts while you’re in the countryside- Mongolian customs
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Dos “Ovoo” When you go to the countryside, you would see a little heap of rocks sometimes decorated with a blue or yellow “khadag” or a piece of cloth. Usually located on top of the mountain, these are called “ovoo”. Most of the time, you don’t have to stop at every one of them, but when you do, or when you climb a mountain and get to the “ovoo” you should carry three rocks with you and round the ovoo for three times, throwing a rock for each of your round. The “ovoo”s have several purposes- to pay respect for the local deities, to mark geographical locations etc. The coolest story of them all is that during the war time, each one of the soldiers would put a rock on their departure from their home town and get it back when they come back from the war. The remaining rocks would be memorial for the soldiers who have lost their lives during the war. It may not be true, but it’s something that Mongolians believe and respect, so it would be rude to get a rock from the ovoo, or disrespect it in any way.

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The Eagle Huntress is an Oscar contender film about western Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

A photo of a rosy-cheeked, Mongolian girl, perched on a mountain ridge, she was smiling with delight at a ferocious golden eagle flapping on her arm. This is what inspired film director Otto Bell to travel to Mongolia and make a film about Kazakh Eagle huntress and beauty of the country. The shots were taken in the Altai Mountains which, Bell points out, “are the most remote part of the least-populated country in the world”.

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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: Khuvsgul- A Lakeside Paradise in the Northern Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 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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Easily Experience Wildest Mongolia at Hustai Nuruu
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Hustai Nuruu National park is a gem in the outdoor spaces of Mongolia. It’s a National Park especially established to preserve the last wild horse on earth – the Przewalski’s Horse. In setting aside land for these animals, the park is an oasis of natural life. While the open spaces surrounding Ulaanbaatar are usually free of obstructions, wildlife has concentrated and flourished in Hustai Nuruu under the watchful protection of the caretakers of the land.

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Historic success for Mongolia at Miss World 2016
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Generally speaking, Mongolian women have been playing a crucial role in the family, society and country ever since the establishment of the nation to the present. They are physically, spiritually and mentally strong due to the traditional way of life in the countryside, and the historical path Mongolians took in the past. When you visit Mongolia, you will see the presence of Mongolia’s smart yet beautiful women in every field including business, politics, arts and culture, hospitality industry and so on.

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Spring cleaning day organized by Selena Travel team
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Selena Travel Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a series of events throughout the year. On last Saturday, the 28th April, in collaboration with the Gun Galuut local community, Selena Travel team has organized a cleanup day to collect garbage from Ulaanbaatar to Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. More than 30 people have participated in the event and ended up cleaning and gathering over 200 bags of trash, mostly glass, plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

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Young Tourism Professionals of Mongolia Competed
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Young Tourism Pro or YTP is an annual competition among 3rd year students majoring in tourism management or English. The students’ competition was initiated and organised by Selena Travel - one of leading travel companies of Mongolia. Final stage of YTP 2015 was held on 21 March and the winners were announced. The winning team consisted of B. Erdenebulgan (Mongolian National University), G. Nyamjargal (National University of Mongolia), and N. Dashbaljinnyamaa (Ikh Zasag International University).

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Selena Travel has many successes in 2010
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

Then we celebrated our new year with many successes. We have to give big hands to some people who got award after all of their hard work. One of them is Mr. Batbold who is founder of Selena Travel Group and consultant of Selena Travel Group was bestowed with "Altan Gadas" medal which means "Pole Star" by President of Mongolia. This is the real proud of us because people who worked over 35 years for government and did very important thing for Mongolia are bestowed by the "Altan Gadas" (meaning North Star).

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Three Tips for Running Bogd Khan Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Oct 05, 2022

If you arrive in Mongolia and find that you want to experience this beautiful, but have to spend some time in Ulaanbaatar, don’t fret! You still have some options. Bogd Khan and the National Park are great spots to start your Mongolian trail runs over hills and fields. Trail running is probably misleading, though; there are hardly any actual trails in Mongolia. You pull on your shoes, roll up to the countryside go.

 

If you arrive in Mongolia and find that you want to experience this beautiful, but have to spend some time in Ulaanbaatar, don’t fret! You still have some options. Bogd Khan and the National Park are great spots to start your Mongolian trail runs over hills and fields. Trail running is probably misleading, though; there are hardly any actual trails in Mongolia. You pull on your shoes, roll up to the countryside go.

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