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Bactrian camel gives birth to twin colts

On April the 9th, 2020 twin colts are born in Jargalant soum, Khovd aimag, Mongolia. Mongolians, the population of nomadic herders, were expecting the news of the first born colt of the year. Now they are very excited about the twin colts which often seen as the good fortune. The mother camel and the colts are in good health. Blue scarves are tied around their necks for good health. As of 2020, Mongolians have 472,000 domestic Bactrian camels. #Mongolia news, #camel

A Mongolian astronaut flew into space 39 years ago

39 years ago on the 22nd of March, 1981 Mongolian astronaut flew into space and was recorded as the lucky 101st. His name is Gurragchaa and his travel was more than successful. Many Mongolians who are born in the same year, got names related to space, the sun, the moon, and stars. Although many suspects the reason was to calm down the stirring doubt towards the communist government, it definitely is an important historical event. #space, #austronaut, #mongolia

The Curious Case of Mongolia’s Missing Dinosaur Fossil and How It Made Its Way Home

Desolate and beautiful, southern Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is a vast, treeless expanse, with few permanent settlements and even fewer paved roads. It was here, amid the crumbling outcrops of a fossil site known as Ukhaa Tolgod, that the poachers struck. The thieves would have worked methodically, digging out a half-meter-long block of soft red sandstone containing the whitish bones of a small dinosaur. They likely doused the skeleton with superglue, a crude substitute for the s

Mongolia Announces 3 New COVID-19 Cases, Totaling 4: How They Got Coronavirus Precautions Right

How is it that Mongolia, a land that borders China and one of the likeliest to be a country where the disease would spread quickly and viciously, still has only four confirmed cases of COVID-19, three of which were just announced today? Well, they acted quickly. The first case, detected just last week on March 9 was made public when a French national who entered the country for work purposes began to show symptoms while in Dornogobi province. Landing March 2 on an Aeroflot fl

MONGOLIA REMAINS ONE OF THE LAST FEW COUNTRIES WITHOUT CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19

There are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mongolia, even though we are located between China and Russia. This is no miracle but careful and smart actions taken by the Mongolian government and its people. Mongolians have been aware of the global epidemic and the seriousness of the situation started taking precautionary methods to prevent the disease. Most of the people are wearing masks and using hand-sanitizer daily. Because of Mongolia's steppe customs populat

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols is a chronicle written in the 13th century CE (with some later additions) and is the most important and oldest medieval Mongolian text. The book covers the origins of the Mongol people, the rise to power and reign of Genghis Khan  (r. 1206-1227 CE) and the reign of his son and successor Ogedei Khan (r. 1229-1241 CE). Written from a Mongolian perspective, unlike most other medieval sources on the Mongol Empire, the work is an invaluable record

Tourist arrivals in Mongolia rise 9% in 2019

Mongolia has received over 570’000 tourists last year, a 9 percent increase, according to the Ulaanbaatar city tourism department. The significant increase of tourist arrivals during the period was attributed to the coming in of large amount of tourists from Asian countries, especially China. The other countries are Russia, South Korea, Japan, America, Kazakhstan, Germany and France. #TravelToMongolia #TravelWithStyle #Mongolia #VisitMongolia

Mongolian Traditional Clothing: The Deel

A deel is an item of traditional clothing commonly worn since centuries ago among the Mongols and other nomadic tribes of Central Asia, including various Turkic peoples, and can be made from cotton, silk, wool, or brocade. The deel is still commonly worn by both men and women outside major towns, especially by herders. In urban areas, deels are mostly only worn by elderly people, or on festive occasions. The deel appears similar to a caftan or an old European folded tunic. De

MONGOLIA THE LAND OF DINOSAURS

Mongolia's famous Gobi Desert once was a haven for plants and animals alike. One of the species that used to roam the Gobi was dinosaurs. According to the Natural History Museum of the UK, 47 different species of dinosaurs have been found Mongolia. Ranging from Mammal-eating velociraptors, lizard-hipped sauropods, and spike-armored ankylosaurs could have been spotted roaming in what are now the Martian red sandstone spires of Bayanzag's Flaming Cliffs. It was here, nearly a h

Nomadic Winter – Eagle Festival 2020 will take place on March 4, 5 and 7

“Nomadic Winter – Eagle Festival 2020” is set to take place in its 20th year and this is 14th time its taking place in Ulaanbaatar. Due to the worldwide promotion of eagle hunting through the Eagle Festival, it was included in the World Heritage List in intangible heritage by a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in November 2010. The Eagle Festival is now one of the most interesting holiday events in Mongolia for tourists, as last year's eagle festival was attende

Brief History of Mongolia

The Mongols have long prehistory and most remarkable history. The Huns, a people who lived in Central Asia from the 3rd to the 1st century BCE, may have been ancestors of Mongolia. The Huns were a nomadic people and according to European historical documents, they were first reported living east of the Volga River, in an area that was part of Scythia at the time; the Huns' arrival is associated with the migration westward of an Iranian people, the Alans. By 370 AD, the Huns h

World's Oldest National Park is Here in Mongolia.

Mongolia has the oldest National Park in the world. Lying just south of Ulaanbaatar the Bogd Khan National Park dates its origin to 1778 — it predates Yellowstone by over 100 years. Established by the Mongolian government in 1778, it was originally chartered by Ming Dynasty officials in the 1500s as an area to be kept off-limits to extractive uses, protected for its beauty and sacred nature. #TravelToMongolia #TravelWithStyle #Mongolia #VisitMongolia #Trivia #WorldsOldest #Na

Country of the last wild horses.

Mongolian native horses are called takhi, the Mongol word for “spirit,” and have 66 chromosomes, or two more than the average horse. They are the last truly wild horses left on the planet. The Tarpan, a Eurasian subspecies of wild horse found from southern Spain to eastern Russia, died out in the 1920s. #TravelToMongolia #TravelWithStyle #Mongolia #VisitMongolia #Trivia #Takhi #WildHorse

Wrestling /Bökh/ has been Mongolian tradition for a long time.

In Mongolia, wrestling is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years, perhaps further than recorded history. Chinese who visited Mongolia in the 7th century A.D. reported watching wrestling matches, and the chronicle of the Franciscan friar Carpini, who was in the Mongol capital of Karakoram in the 13th century, also mentions the sport. #TravelToMongolia #TravelWithStyle #Mongolia #VisitMongolia #Trivia #Wrestling #Naadam

Mongolian Horseman Might Have Invented Your Favourite Treat

There is a theory that Mongolian horseman may have invented ice cream, when they took cream in containers made from animal intestines as provisions on long journeys across the Gobi desert in winter. As they galloped, the cream was vigorously shaken, while the sub-zero temperature caused it to freeze. The expansion of the Mongol Empire spread ice cream through China, from where Marco Polo reputedly brought the idea to Italy when he returned from his travels in 1295. #TravelToM

Fermented Horse Milk Is A Popular Mongolian Beverage

The Mongols love to drink Airag which is a fermented dairy product made from a mare's milk. Airag is the traditional national drink of Mongolia. The nomadic people of the country often greet their guests with a bowl of Airag. One must take a sip of the drink as rejecting it right away would be considered as impolite. #TravelWithStyle #AboutMongolia #TravelToMongolia #Mongolia