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A Beginner’s Guide To The Naadam Festival
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Immerse yourself in Mongolia's vibrant cultural tapestry at the Naadam Festival, a highly anticipated event celebrated nationwide. This festival serves as a homage to the country's rich history, traditions, and unique way of life. For travelers venturing into this cultural spectacle, navigating the unfamiliar can be daunting. That's why we've curated a beginner's guide to the Naadam Festival, offering insights into its origins, significance, and how you can partake in the festivities. Gain a deeper understanding of this cherished tradition and make the most of your journey to Mongolia.
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What to Know Before You Go to Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
When you are traveling somewhere new and exciting, it helps to know what to expect when you get there. Mongolia is filled with plenty of activities and attractions for visitors to see and do, but, like more foreign places, there are a couple of things that travelers should be aware of in order to help them prepare for their journey. Bordered by China and Russia, Mongolia is much more remote and less traveled than its neighbors. There are things to keep in mind regarding food, transportation, accommodation, and much more when planning your trip. To help you out, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of what to know before you go to Mongolia.
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20 Mongolia Travel Tips for 2023
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Mongolia is an increasingly popular tourist destination. However, you may not have considered travelling here before. Travellers may wonder “Is Mongolia safe?”, “Do I need a Mongolian visa?”, and “When is the best time to go to Mongolia?” With these 20 tips, you can start planning your 2023 excursion to this wild and fascinating Central Asian country.
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8 Historical Facts About the Historic Capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 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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Top 5 Adventure Travel Mongolia Ideas
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Mongolia is a great adventure travel destination. It’s rugged countryside and helpful locals will help ensure that you have a good time at whatever level of risk you’d like to take. From Easy day hikes to life-changing, multi-day survival exercises; Mongolia has you covered. Here are five of the best Adventure Travel ideas to get you inspired to visit!  
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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur - A Beautiful Respite in the Heart of Arkhangai
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
I’ve traveled through more than half of Mongolia’s 21 aimags (provinces) and while I’ve seen much, in many ways I’ve only scratched the surface of this vast and extraordinary country (19th largest in the world by area, but also the most sparsely populated). Of all the places I’ve visited there is one that I wish I had the time to return to--Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, or the Great White Lake.
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Tsagaan Sar, The Lunar New Year of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Tsagaan sar, the Mongolia’s Lunar new year is the biggest long-awaited holiday in Mongolia. It is widely celebrated throughout the country around January or February according to the combination of Solar-Lunar calendar that Mongolians use. It is a celebration of passing long harsh winter and welcoming a spring as well as welcoming new year. Furthermore, Tsagaan Sar is a family celebration as all relatives gather at the elders’ home to greet and wish all the best to each other for the following year. The festival lasts for 3-14 days depending on the region. It is non-working national holidays in Mongolia for 3 days.
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Gandantegchinlen Monastery
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 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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Hidden Gems in Ulaanbaatar- Where To Go on Your Night Out?
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Even though Mongolia might not be popular for its music or entertainment values, there are handfuls of places where you can jazz up your nights. Be it in a small indie club with local youngsters or classy jazz club where professional musicians perform, one thing is for sure- there’s no way you can spend your few nights in Ulaanbaatar hiding out in your hotel room!
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Top 10 tourist attractions in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
When people think of Mongolia, they probably think immediately of Chinggis, or Ghengis, Khan, the famous conqueror. They may also think of the Gobi Desert, or the vastness of the countryside. For travelers interested in visiting exciting and remote spots, Mongolia is a great destination. Unfortunately, you may not know anyone who has ever been. It can be hard to figure out where to go in Mongolia. Lucky for you, I have compiled a list of where to visit in Mongolia, and things to see in Mongolia that will not disappoint you. 
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