Horse riding is an integral part of Mongolia culture. Images of nomads corralling their herds over the open areas of the country abound. Those seeking Mongolia travel advice might not know that it’s relatively easy to get a hold of some horses and do a multi-day horse riding trip. It’s also possible just to do a trip for a couple hours, but that’s for a different article. Here are some Mongolia Travel Tips for the best time to do a horse-riding trip.
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.
Kazakh people are one of the biggest tribe in Mongolia who lives in very far western Mongolia – Bayan-Olgii province. During a hard time back in 1900s, a few Kazakh family from Turkmen asked to live in Mongolia and Mongolians let them to live in Mongolian territory and tell where they live and herd their livestock – it was Bayan-olgii province - one of the last true wilderness areas of Asia, the stunning beauty of the magnificent Altai Mountains will be the backdrop for this extraordinary Eagle Festival, today.
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.
New Year Festival is a fairly new and more of Soviet oriented holiday for us Mongolians!! It is celebrated on December 31st, every year, all over Mongolia, even out in the herder’s dwelling called “ger”. Besides the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, street light decoration, the most important concept of New Year festival in Mongolia is about partaking in a company or organizational night party event which is purposed to tie coworkers, ...
If you’re plotting an excursion to Mongolia, one of the most interesting things a traveler can do is set out to witness the sport of eagle hunting. What is eagle hunting, you ask? In short, it’s a method of hunting where the human hunter uses an eagle as his or her tool for capturing and killing animals for food. But the intricacies of this craft run much deeper in Mongolia’s history as well as in the culture of the Kazakh people, and as such, we figured an introduction to the eagle hunters of Mongolia was necessary to help you start your journey off on the right foot. In this guide, you should find all of the answers to any question you might have about this traditional Kazakh sport. So, read on to find out everything you need to know about the history, practice, and culture of eagle hunting in western Mongolia!
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 2021 excursion to this wild and fascinating Central Asian country.
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.
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.
“Nomads on horses” is what comes to mind of many upon hearing the word “Mongolia”. Indeed, nomadic culture is engrained into every part of Mongolian lifestyle and culture. Mongolians have been nomads for thousands of years, sustaining their life on Central Asian plateau by relying on their domesticated livestock. Today, about 30% of the country`s population is still leading nomadic lifestyle all over the country, and as there are not many truly nomadic cultures left on earth, Mongolia has become an unique destination to visit for many tourists.
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