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5 Unique Foods You Will Eat on a Mongolia Tour
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
When it comes to food, Mongolia is a paradise for meat lovers. With a rich nomadic culture and a history of hunting and herding, Mongolian cuisine is a unique blend of traditional dishes that are hearty, filling, and full of flavor. A visit to Mongolia offers a chance to sample these delicious dishes while exploring the country's stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert to the pristine beauty of Lake Khuvsgul, a Mongolia tour promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave visitors with unforgettable memories.
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How to Travel to Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
Planning a journey to Mongolia? Getting there is half the fun! If you’re unsure of how to travel to Mongolia, know that you have a lot of options. From planes to buses to trains, taking a jaunt to the country neighbored by Russia and China has never been easier. We know that organizing your transportation choices can be tough. Read on for more information and details on how to travel to Mongolia.
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Mongolian Traditional Music
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
Mongolia has a rich culture, and one of the most well-known aspects is its music. With interesting instruments and mesmerizing vocal techniques, Mongolians over the centuries have developed a unique sound to express their lives on the steppe. There are many elements to learn about, however, we’ll just give you a primer on what the basics are. If you decide to visit Mongolia, you should definitely take the opportunity to hear a live musical performance; it’s definitely worth the flight to get in!
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Moscow Airport Travel Tips
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
Moscow is an option for transferring your flight into Mongolia. If you are interested in visiting Mongolia, you could choose one of the three or four airports in the city to transfer through.
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The Tsam Dance – A 21st Century Connection to an Ancient Past
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
It’s the beginning of the end of Mongolia’s short summer season. Today is a big day for our young monk. Let’s call him Davaa, a good Tibetan name. His name means Monday, and his parents may have chosen his name because he was born on a Monday. The name also honors Tibetan Buddhism, which is practiced in Mongolia. He has only been at the monastery for a year, and he’s going to participate in his first Tsam ceremony. The tsam dances, are morality plays. Their purpose is to remove evil from the area and pass along traditional stories and morals. There can be hundreds of participants, usually monks. Davaa is lucky to participate because he’s still a young monk.
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Tsagaan Sar, The Lunar New Year of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 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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Selena Travel supports local artisans through Fair and Ethical Trade
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
Social responsibility and supporting local economy has been the core philosophy of Selena Travel since our foundation. Selena Travel now supports local artisans and low income families through our recent cooperation with Mary and Martha`s Fair and Ethical Trade shop.
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5 Useful Tips for Transferring Through the Beijing Airport
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
One of the cheapest ways to get to Mongolia is transferring through the Beijing airport. While it’s easier to get to Mongolia than China for most Westerners, there are still a few things to know to make your trip through the airport easy.
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The Best Places to See the Naadam Festival in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
The Naadam Festival is a national event in Mongolia showcasing excellence in the three games of the country: archery, wrestling, and horse riding. The origins of the festival date back hundreds of years to the ancient times of Genghis Khan, and, today, it’s celebrated across the nation every July to mark Mongolia’s independence from China. As Mongolia's premier holiday, the Naadam Festival attracts tourists curious about the nation’s history and culture. And since it’s so widely celebrated, it can be hard to pinpoint the top spots to take in the event. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to see the Naadam Festival in Mongolia for your reference as you plan your adventure to China’s northern neighbor.
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How do Mongolians welcome New Year?
Posted by Selena Travel / Mar 02, 2024
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, ...
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