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Day Tour of Hustai National Park
"At 9 o'clock in the morning your guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown Ulaanbaatar hotel and drive to Hustai National Park which is located approximately 95 kilometers (60 miles) west of Ulaanbaatar. You will travel on better conditioned asphalt roads for a couple of see nomadic tents sprawling on beautiful landscape outside of Ulaanbaatar and get a first glimpse of nomadic lifestyle.After arriving at Hustai National Park take your time to explore extraordinary scenic spots where Asian wild horses graze which is a result of the conservation program reintroduced by a group from the Netherlands in the framework of an international project. Later a simple lunch will be provided. After lunch at the park you will visit a local horseman family. There
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Ulaanbaatar Private Day Tour
"Your private English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the location of your choice in Ulaanbaatar at 8:00am for a full day of exciting and fun yet unforgettable experiences. You could customize the itinerary based on the options provided by your tour you will not leave Ulaanbaatar without visiting iconic attractions such as National History Museum Bogd Khan Palace Museum National Art Gallery Gandantegchilen Monastery and Genghis Khan Square. In addition to showing you beautiful Ulaanbaatar your knowledgeable private guide could converse with you about anything from culture to culinary art and from politics to quantum physics. At the end of the tour
From $95.00
 
Ulaanbaatar Private Day Tour
"Your private English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the location of your choice in Ulaanbaatar at 8:00am for a full day of exciting and fun yet unforgettable experiences. You could customize the itinerary based on the options provided by your tour you will not leave Ulaanbaatar without visiting iconic attractions such as National History Museum Bogd Khan Palace Museum National Art Gallery Gandantegchilen Monastery and Genghis Khan Square. In addition to showing you beautiful Ulaanbaatar your knowledgeable private guide could converse with you about anything from culture to culinary art and from politics to quantum physics. At the end of the tour
From $95.00

More Local Customs in Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Language

If you don't want to bring a Conversation Guide with you, I advise you to bring some phrases to facilitate your communication, unless you wish to visit the country using only tours provided by travel...
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Avieira67
Nov 16, 2014

Gers

A lot of Mongolians--even in the city--still live in a ger. They are one large room, and bigger than they look from the outside. The one I visited had beds, a table, a stove in the center, and...
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JessieLang
Oct 14, 2012

Language

Mongolians now use the Cyrillic alphabet (with two extra letters) but Mongolian isn’t a Slavic language. It is in the Altaic language group, most closely related to Turkish. The old script, Uigarjin,...
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JessieLang
Oct 14, 2012

Ovoos

Ovoos are religious sites (Shamanism) and can also be landmarks. Travelers might circle it 3 times, approaching from the left, to ensure a good journey, and then add a rock or bit of cloth to the...
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JessieLang
Oct 14, 2012

Naadam Festival - TV

Naadam is a very popular event throughout the whole of Mongolia and so is watched by the entire nation on TV. In fact when I was there, virtually every Mongolian TV station was broadcasting either...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008

Naadam Festival - Horse racing

There are normally six categories of horse racing depending on the age of horses: for example, a two-year-old horse, called a shudlen, will race for 15km, while six andseven-year-old azrag and ikh nas...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008
 
 
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Naadam Festival - Archery

Archers use a bent composite bow made of layered horn, bark and wood. Usually, arrows are made from willows and the feathers are from vultures and other birds of prey. Traditionally dressed male...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008

Naadam Festival - Wrestling

I started watching the wrestling at the beginning of day 2 (July 12th). Mongolian wrestling is similar to wrestling found elsewhere, except there are no weight divisions, so the biggest wrestlers (and...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008

Naadam Festival

The biggest event of the Mongolian year for foreigners and locals alike is the Naadam Festival held in during three days in July. Part family reunion, part fair and part nomad Olympics, Naadam...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008

Naadam Festival opening ceremony in Sukhbaatar Sq

Day one of the Naadam Festival (July 11th) starts at about 9am with a fantastic, colourful ceremony outside the State Parliament House at Sukhbaatar Square. Chinggis Khaan's nine yak tails,...
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Willettsworld
Sep 25, 2008

Mongolian writing

Before the communist occupation the Mongolians had not cyrillic letters but their own. There are voices that want to reintroduce the old writing which looks to a westerner even more complicated. On...
yumyum
Feb 02, 2008

Shaman center

On the street leading to Gandan monastery there is a ger (yurt) including a Shaman special place. This is called "Center of Shaman eternal heavenly sophistication". I must admit I didn't go inside to...
yumyum
Feb 02, 2008

Prayer wheel

As in all Buddhist monastery and town, somewhere there is bound to be a big prayer wheel. The wheel contains the holy writings and in order to pray you just turn it clockwise and that's the direction...
yumyum
Feb 02, 2008

The Natural History Museum is...

The Natural History Museum is nice to visit. Here you can find information about animals like huge birds and wild horses, the minerals and oil found in the desert and you see skeletons of dinosaurs...
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Peter1975
Aug 26, 2002

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Chinggis Khan Avenue 05, Ulaanbaatar, 210643, Mongolia
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