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Write Like A Khan with Old Mongolian Language Script
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
Chinggis Khan did a lot for Mongolian nomads and the world. He administered an empire, enforced security so merchants could safely trade, and created military tactics that would inspire leaders for centuries afterwards. However, there’s one accomplishment that may surprise you – he brought writing to Mongolia.
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5 Things That Will Surprise You About Ulaanbaatar
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
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.
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Two Days to Remember
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
THIS was something different for tourists. The 60 or so people from various countries who were there at Aygiin Am in Bayandelger soum, Tuv aimag for the annualNomads' Day Festival on September 17 and 18, would wholeheartedly agree. The organizer of the two- day event was Selena Travel Company and this was the third year that it was being held. The first day saw several non-competitive events where nomadic people presented their traditional culture and music.
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More than 60 countries are VISA FREE to visit Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
Yeah! Such great news! After a change in visa regulation, Mongolia is more accessible than ever. Find out if you need a visa to Mongolia here! Mongolia's immigration department has relaxed tourist visa requirements for 61 nationalities, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, and Estonia. Mongolian government just announced that citizens from the below 34 countries do not need a visa to visit Mongolia for up to 30 days. This regulation is temporary and is valid until December 2025 at this point.
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Women’s role in the Modern society of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
According to the gender gap report written by WEF, Mongolia has ranked 70th out of the 146 countries that have been studied.   In 2006, we were ranked 46th. What has happened over the decade that has worsened the country’s ranking by whole 24 places?
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8 Historical Facts About the Historic Capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
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.
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The Perfect Packing List for Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
You are counting down the days until you leave for Mongolia, and it is finally time to start packing. Whether you are traveling in winter or in summer, in Ulaanbaatar or in the countryside, there is a lot that you will need. You definitely shouldn’t wait until the last minute to get started, but if you have, we’ve put together the perfect packing list for Mongolia to make sure you don’t leave any important items behind. Of course, versatile clothing for varying temperatures, comfortable walking shoes, and personal toiletries are a must no matter where you go. But what items are unique to traveling in Mongolia? We’ve figured it out for you. Here is the perfect packing list for Mongolia!
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The Differences Between Inner Mongolia And Outer Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
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.
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DAIRY HEAVEN ON EARTH
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
If you are a big fan of dairy products, then Mongolia is for you! For over thousands of years, Mongolian nomads have developed many different ways to process the milk into very unique dairy products. It is estimated that Mongolian nomads make about 150 different types of dairy products, including cheese, yogurt, curd, fermented drinks and many more. Cows, yaks, and mares are the main source of dairy products but depending on the region, goat, sheep and camel milks are used as well. Dairy production can last from mid-April till October as the livestock usually dry off by October when food becomes scarce.
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Gandantegchinlen Monastery
Posted by Selena Travel / Apr 20, 2024
A little bit past the central square of Ulaanbaatar is one of the oldest buildings in this young city. Surrounded by white walls, a painted gate once protected the inhabitants inside. There are several buildings inside the walls, but the most eye-catching is a large white building, crowned with a beautiful deep green curved roof. There are a number of cobblestone paths that lead to Gandan Monastery – “The Great Place of Complete Joy” as the name translates from Tibetan.
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