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Mongolia welcomes 3 millionth citizen
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Travellers often ask “what is the population of Mongolia” and we used to answer “we’re almost 3 million”. Now we’re officially 3 million as Mongolia welcomes her 3 millionth citizen! The important person is a baby girl born in the morning of 24 January 2015 in Dalanzadgad town in the South Gobi. She was born to a young couple by the name of Azzaya & Khatanbold. Congratulations, Mongolia!
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Mongolia in Winter: Huvsgul Lake
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
Wondering where to go and what to do during the long weekend at Tsagaan Sar, which is just in a couple of weeks? We are suggesting you to visit the beautiful Lake Huvsgul – so called the Blue Pearl of Mongolia. And I know it’d sound quite extreme - it must be freezing cold out there! The pristine Lake Huvsgul is 2 million years old, and makes up to 1% of the world’s total fresh water reserve. The Huvsgul stretches for 136km in the Alpine-like mountains, and the deepest point of the lake is 262m. The Huvsgul region itself is a home to the Tsaatan – Reindeer Herders of Mongolia, an ethnic group famous for their distinctive lifestyle based on keeping reindeers in the depth of the Taiga.
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21 country citizens are visa free to enter Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 19, 2024
After 1990s Mongolia has been expanding its foreign relationships and currently Mongolia has diplomatic relationship with 184 countries. As a result 21 counties residents are visa free to enter Mongolia such as USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Japan, Turkey, Philippines, Russia, Serbia and Thailand.
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8 Amazing Things to do in Ulaanbaatar
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
If you’re looking to explore a destination that’s both under the radar and chock full of enjoyable activities and incredible sights, then look no further than Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia’s capital city boasts a host of must-do activities for curious minded and adventurous travelers alike. You can wander through museums and temples, hike among some incredible rock formations, or take a ride on a roller coaster. When you’re on the road, it can be hard to pinpoint the best attractions in each destination. But with this curated list of the best things to do in Ulaanbaatar, you can make the most of your journey!
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Mongolian Shamanism - A Brief History Tengriism
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
When walking through the streets of UB if you’re lucky, you can see someone throw a spoonful of milk into the sky as an offering. This ancient practice is a way to give an offering to the gods in Mongolian shamanic practice. People practiced shamanic religions centuries before Mongolia became a Buddhist country, and they had a deep effect on the lives of the people living in this country.
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A Guide to Visiting Lake Khuvsgul
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
Lake Khuvsgul is one of the best sites to visit for travelers venturing to Mongolia. Located in the northern region of the country, close to the border with Russia, Lake Khuvsgul offers a host of activities and attractions for every type of adventure traveler. From hiking to boating, you’ll be plenty entertained on the shores of one of Mongolia’s largest lakes. Since travelers tend to flock to Ulaanbaatar when planning to go to Mongolia, we figured that a guide to visiting Lake Khuvsgul would be useful for those of you looking to go a bit more off the map. Here’s everything you need to know about Lake Khuvsgul.
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Women’s role in the Modern society of Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
According to the gender gap report written by WEF, Mongolia has ranked 70th out of the 146 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 whole 24 places?
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Luxury Travel Experiences in Mongolia
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
If you’re one who prefers to travel in style, then you’ll be glad to hear that there are a number of luxury travel experiences in Mongolia. This beautiful country situated between China and Russia is graced with unique lodging, high end attractions, and more for visitors who are willing to splurge on a little adventure. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just in dire need of a pampered getaway, the luxury travel experiences in Mongolia are enjoyable and plentiful. From staying in a traditional Gobi Desert ger camp to treating yourself to a ride aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway, there’s something for everyone in this country. So, read on to see our top picks for luxury travel experiences in Mongolia.
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Where, Oh Where, should you Eat in UB?
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
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.
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NOMADIC BY NATURE
Posted by Selena Travel / Jul 18, 2024
“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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