Sports Events in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

  • Secure
    Secure
    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv
  • Riding Proud
    Riding Proud
    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv
  • Skillful weaponary
    Skillful weaponary
    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv

Most Viewed Sports & Outdoors in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

  • Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv's Profile Photo

    Battle Tactics

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Nov 19, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    At the beginning of a battle, horse riding warriors would descend on enemy like "crows" and disappear after sudden attack like "lightning" The vanguard "crows" task was to cut through enemy ranks and wreck a havoc. Then the light cavalry would enter cutting the units into separate groups or making the enemy to chase them.

    If an attempt to cut the enemy ranks failed, herds of wild horse, cattle were send disrupt the lines. And in between, the enemy was constantly showered with arrows, including "howling" ones to terrify. And then the heavy cavalry would enter riding in lines like "wolf packs" and finishing the surrounded enemy.

    This tactic was the most deadly as many, better equiped armies of Persia, Iran, China, Russia and even some European discovered in their time.

    Secure
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv's Profile Photo

    Weapons

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Nov 19, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The weapons used by Mongolian warrior were exclusively made. Called "Central Asian" type they influenced the development of arms in many other countries of Eurasia. When Batu Khaan began his conquest of Russia he had only 30,000 strong army.

    But even superior weapons sometime failed to secure victory. Therefore, Mongol commanders were shrewd tacticians knowing when to use their advantage of mobility to defeat enemy armies with large number of men. No a battle would began without scouting and spying.

    Skillful weaponary
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv's Profile Photo

    Bows und Arrows

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Nov 19, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There were special bows some two meters long and stretched by two men. Such a bow was send in 14th century by Munkh Khaan to the French king as a gift demonstrating the force of the Mongolian army. Arrows were equipped with many types of arrow heads. Some, 14-15 cm long were used to penetrate bronze and metal armor.

    There were 'howling' arrows that would make a terrifying howling sound during the flight. Fire arrows were used to set fires in a surrounded town. Two sided sharp arrows inflicted heavy wounds. Each warrior was carrying three quivers with 30 arrows each of various type.

    Riding Proud
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv's Profile Photo

    Brave Well Armed Warrior's

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Nov 19, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The heavy cavalry armed with bows, pikes and sables, able to cover up 150-200 kilometers within a fortnight, was the main striking force.

    Mongolian warriors were all skilled archers. There is a stone monuments dedicated to the Chinggis Khaan's nephew who stuck the target from 335 ald or about 500 meters.

    Plano Carpini, a Medieval traveler noted in his diary that Mongols, adults and children without exclusion are skilled archers.

    N. Vitsen, a scholar who visited Mongolia in the last century described: "...they sit low on a horse to turn the bow easily towards the enemy. They ride fast but then turn and make a shot.

    "While shooting they always do it straight up so that arrow lands the target from above hitting with the most force. When shooting they keep both eyes open. They shoot in series and I could see by my own eyes how arrows land almost simultaneously and very close to each other. If I did not see it I would never believed that this was possible."

    Bows were of several types, for distant and close range shooting. An oral epic The Secret History of Mongols mentions: "When pulled with all strength, bows can strike as far as 1,300 meters, and smaller ones- for 700 meters."

    Armed und ready
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hotels

Top Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hotels

Hohhot Hotels
57 Reviews - 139 Photos
Manzhouli Hotels
9 Reviews - 15 Photos
Hailar Hotels
8 Reviews - 20 Photos
Chifeng Hotels
11 Reviews - 16 Photos
Baotou Hotels
8 Reviews - 6 Photos
Tongliao Hotels
1 Review - 4 Photos

Instant Answers: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

76 travelers online now

Comments

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Sports & Outdoors

Reviews and photos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region sports & outdoors posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region sightseeing.
Map of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region