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Tsagaan Sar, The Lunar New Year of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

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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Mongolian Traditional Music
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

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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Things to Do in Kharkhorin (Karakorum)
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

The town of Kharkhorin is a wonderful place for travelers to escape to while visiting Mongolia. Centrally located in the country, Kharkhorin is easily accessible from Ulaanbaatar, the common point of entry for international tourists, but far enough away that you’ll get a true Mongolian countryside experience. And from the mini Naadam Festival to the ancient ruins of Karakoram, you’ll never be bored out in the province of Uvurkhangai. There are plenty of things to do in Kharkhorin, and it’s never easy to pick and choose the best activities when you’re new to the area. So we’ve uncovered the most unique and fun attractions in Kharkhorin to help you have an incredible experience during your visit.

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Ulaanbaatar winter festival 2015
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

The Mongols are privileged to enjoy four seasons in the heart of Asia, and Mongolian winter is famous for being cold & harsh. However, it does not mean that you just stay at home & do nothing during winter in Ulaanbaatar. Tourism Department of Ulaanbaatar city is organising “UB Winter Festival” for the first time, with a vision of making the festival one of the biggest winter events in Asia. And we all know that this winter’s been so blessing mild! Yeepee!

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5 Things That Will Surprise You About Ulaanbaatar
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

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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DAIRY HEAVEN ON EARTH
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

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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The Differences Between Inner Mongolia And Outer Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

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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Travel Blog series by Heather Caveney: Khustai, Where Hiking & Horses Intersect
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

There was something in my father’s pictures that called me to Mongolia. The horizon in the distance, the openness of the steppe, the wildness of the nature. In 2010 we hatched a plan to travel to Mongolia together--it would be his second trip, my first. In 2014 we spent three weeks traveling around Mongolia (and I’ve since spent 3 years living and traveling in the country). While we journeyed many miles and visited numerous sites, it was our time spent in Khustai Nuruu National Park that made my initial dream--to put my hiking boots on the great Eurasian steppe--feel complete.

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Top 5 reasons to join “Discover True Mongolia” tour
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

Planning a trip to Mongolia but not sure what to pick? No need to worry about it, Selena Travel Mongolia team has solved your problem already. Our “Discover True Mongolia tour” includes the most highlights of all destinations and activities you should try during your stay in Mongolia. Take a look at top 5 reasons why you should join this tour.

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Women’s role in the Modern society of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jan 30, 2023

According to the gender gap report written by WEF, Mongolia has ranked 79th out of the 153 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 a whole 33 places?

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