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.
China is trying to replace the Mongolian language with Mandarin in Inner Mongolia, resulting in school boycotts. There are many questions about Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. Here are some of the most common asked questions and answers for them.
Thousand camel festival or “Mongolian Camel 999” was successfully organized in Gobi Desert on March 6-7 in 2016. This famous festival was first initiated in 1997 by the locals of Umnugovi province to increase the population of two humped Bactrian camel and to protect the camels furthermore to inherit the nomadic camel breeding to the next generation. The most significant event was the race of 1108 Bactrian camel and organizers successfully registered camel races in Guinness book of Record.
Travelling & discovering other cultures is so wonderful. Though, there are some travel terms that many people don't know. Use this glossary below to resolve any lingering questions or if you need a hand booking your next trip. All inclusive: These types of hotels and resorts include three meals a day, drinks (often including alcohol) and daily entertainment. Room prices are often based on two people traveling together, but in some instances, the nightly rate could be per person. Double-check before buying.
Are you itching to get out on the road? Happen to be hungry for a fresh, under the radar destination that boasts adventure and leisure activities alike? Well, we’d like to make a case for Mongolia. This gorgeous country bordered by China and Russia is bursting with things to do and sites to see. For restless travelers on the hunt for new experiences in incredible places, meeting some of the world’s last reindeer herders and taking in amazing views in the Gobi Desert should satisfy your wanderlust for quite some time. Below are our top reasons you need to visit Mongolia right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A trip to Mongolia is not complete without a visit to the Gobi Desert. As travel in Mongolia includes a lot of time in a vehicle, my father and I chose to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad (capital of South Gobi aimag or province) when we visited the Gobi.
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