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FAMOUS MONGOLIAN PEOPLE: SUKHBAATAR DAMDIN
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

With a name that literally means “Axe Hero” in Mongolian, you would expect great things from such Mongolian man. And great things he did – he’s credited with being the “Father of the Mongolian Revolution.” Sukhbaatar’s life was not very long, but the man was instrumental in making a modern country. He was a gifted military leader and found a lot of success in turbulent times.

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Historic success for Mongolia at Miss World 2016
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

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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Selena Travel is expanding worldwide cooperation
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

Chengdu is one of the biggest cities of China after Shanghai and Beijing with 16 million population and everyone knows that the city is famous with its’ cute Giant Pandas. We landed in Chengdu first time in the late evening of Sep 13 to participate next annual PATA trade mart. First impression was great, it looks like a big and modern. The next thing is to find our bus provided by PATA to pick up us at the airport and anyway, we found and met with friendly volunteers and they helped us to get to bus. ...

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Mongolia in Winter: Huvsgul Lake
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

Wondering where to go and what to do during the long weekend at Tsagaan Sar, which is just in a couple of weeks? We are suggesting you to visit the beautiful Lake Huvsgul – so called the Blue Pearl of Mongolia. And I know it’d sound quite extreme - it must be freezing cold out there! The pristine Lake Huvsgul is 2 million years old, and makes up to 1% of the world’s total fresh water reserve. The Huvsgul stretches for 136km in the Alpine-like mountains, and the deepest point of the lake is 262m. The Huvsgul region itself is a home to the Tsaatan – Reindeer Herders of Mongolia, an ethnic group famous for their distinctive lifestyle based on keeping reindeers in the depth of the Taiga.

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Things to Do in Kharkhorin (Karakorum)
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

The town of Kharkhorin is a wonderful place for travelers to escape to while visiting Mongolia. Centrally located in the country, Kharkhorin is easily accessible from Ulaanbaatar, the common point of entry for international tourists, but far enough away that you’ll get a true Mongolian countryside experience. And from the mini Naadam Festival to the ancient ruins of Karakoram, you’ll never be bored out in the province of Uvurkhangai. There are plenty of things to do in Kharkhorin, and it’s never easy to pick and choose the best activities when you’re new to the area. So we’ve uncovered the most unique and fun attractions in Kharkhorin to help you have an incredible experience during your visit.

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Does good weather help Genghis Khan to conquer half of the world?
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

The academics, from Columbia University in New York had done some research and analyzed the trees in the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia and revealed that Central Mongolia saw one of the wettest and warmest periods for 1000 years - between 1211 – 1225 – the exact time of the Great Mongol empire rise of Genghis Khan. “He was one of the most feared warriors in history, waging bloody war across Asia and Europe. But Genghis Khan’s 13th-century rampage may have never happened had it not been for a spell of good weather. The leader of the Mongol armies ...

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Selena Travel completes “Toys & Books donation” to rural kindergarten of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

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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A Little Bit of Old Ulaanbaatar - Bogd Khan’s Winter Palace
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

Among the skyscrapers and shopping malls, there sits a white building and a temple in a small clearing. The mountain stands behind it, protecting the city. Not far behind is the mighty Tuul River. The white building is by todays standards, a modest building. The temple is beautiful, but dwarfed by the 6-story mall nearby. However, if you were a lucky visitor to Ich Khirie, as Ulaanbaatar was known then, you would be standing near the largest building in town, if you could even get close enough. This is the home of the Bogd Khan.

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Young Tourism Professionals of Mongolia Competed
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

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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10 Things to Do for a Short Stay in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jun 19, 2021

Sometimes we can’t stay as long as we want in a place. If you don’t have a ton of time, but want to maximize your Mongolian experience you can. Mongolia’s size is part of its charm, but it’s also one of its challenges. For example, if you want to visit Mongolia, and see a lot of the Gobi Desert in three days, it’s just not going to happen.

For this list, I compiled things you can easily do from the hub of Ulaanbaatar. From there, you can arrange smaller trips, and some of these activities can be done elsewhere (like horseback riding). These trips are for anything from a day-long layover to three days.

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