Selena Travel

Mongolia Travel Blog & News

Gandantegchinlen Monastery
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 22, 2019

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.

Read more
Where, Oh Where, should you Eat in UB?
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 15, 2019

You will find no shortage of restaurants to enjoy in Ulaanbaatar. There are some well-established eateries around the city, both local chains and stand alones, but also plenty of new places popping up all the time. I am NOT a food critic nor a master chef; however, I like to eat--and prefer to eat good food--and have visited numerous restaurants in the capital.

Read more
Spring Eagle Festival
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 11, 2019

Imagine riding a horse over the Eurasian steppe, winter’s cold embrace around you and an eagle on your arm. You feel the bird twitch, and know that it’s got something in its sights. With a flick of your arm, the bird takes off and flies toward an unlucky rabbit. Before you know it, the eagle dives down and in its talons is lunch for your family.

Read more
Dog Sledding on the Frozen Tuul River
Posted by Selena Travel / Feb 28, 2019

While some people prefer to visit Mongolia in the summer, if you find yourself in Ulaanbaatar for the winter, there are still a ton of great activities to enjoy. One of the coolest Winter activities you can do is take a ride on the frozen Tuul river pulled by a team of excited huskies.

Read more
Hidden Gems in Ulaanbaatar- Where To Go on Your Night Out?
Posted by Selena Travel / Feb 22, 2019

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!

Read more
Mongolian Carving Art
Posted by Selena Travel / Feb 15, 2019

Even though wood carving is usually neglected by most of the dabblers due to its inability to last long and the way they’re much more fragile than its metal cousins, Mongolian carving art is something that simply can’t be overlooked. Quite similar to other countries, artisans have been carving decorations into their daily utensils such as their cupboard, cart, musical instruments and most commonly the place they live- “ger”. Since the shelter they spend most of their time is made out of wood, it’s no wonder why the people have started wondering how to make their home fancier and more comfortable. Since then, the simple wooden carvings have developed into much more complex, thus aesthetically pleasing art which cannot be separated from Mongolians’ daily life. That is mainly because the carving art has taken homage in almost every aspect of their life.

Read more
The Foods of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 25, 2019

One of the most exciting aspects of visiting a new place is trying the food. In Mongolia, there are really only two types of food: countryside food and city food. Countryside food consists of traditional Mongolian food. Traditionally, Mongolians have been herdsmen and dairy producers. Agriculture has never been a large part of Mongolia’s history, mostly because of the country’s harsh climate. In the wintertime, most of the country drops to temperatures averaging around -30 degrees Fahrenheit, thus, meat and dairy have been the main aspects of Mongolian cuisine.

Read more
Things You Should Know About Travelling To Mongolia During The Winter
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 17, 2019

I don’t mean any offence here, but Mongolian winter is not for the weak hearted. But it is no reason to shy away from the astonishing landscape that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into the wonderland.

Even though Mongolian weather seems to be too cold to travel in numbers, it’s actually not that cold in real life since our weather is really dry. It means that even though the air temperature can get pretty low in numbers, with lack of water particles in the air and strong wind, you’ll be fine as long as you bundle up enough. However, it might not be the wisest idea to stay in the city while you’re staying here since the capital city- Ulaanbaatar’s air pollution is quite bad.

Read more
3 Reasons to Watch Mongolian Ballet
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 09, 2019

Mongolia and ballet might not go well in your mind if you don’t have a lot of information about Mongolia and only imagine it being a vast land where the residents live in the yurt in the freezing cold. If so, I strongly recommend you to go deeper into our blogs!

Read more
Facts about Mongolian language, good luck with your tongue!
Posted by Selena Travel / Dec 21, 2018

If you have ever heard people conversing in Mongolian, and thought that it’s unlike any other language you’ve ever heard- don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Mongolian language is an Altaic language which means that only Turkic and Tungusic languages are in one group with it. Some studies have added Japanese and Korean language in the group too, but most of the authors disagree on this one.

Read more
Blog archive 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / January 2019 / February 2019 / March 2019

Most viewed blog

11 30, 2010

Selena Travel LLC is on the Spotlight 2010 of WTM - Spotlight Magazine
Read more

12 31, 2010

Selena Travel has many successes in 2010
Read more

11 20, 2011

Selena Travel successfully exhibits at the World Travel Market 2011 In London, UK
Read more

03 27, 2012

Selena travel exhibits at ITB BERLIN 2012
Read more

Stay in touch with us

We are members of
PATA MCCI MTA ATTA CBI SOS
We accept
visa verified by visa mastercard mastercard securecode