Mongolian winter in 10 photos
1. Mongolian landscape
Mongolia is beautiful in winter with the glittering landscapes and fresh air. There is not much snow, but the temperature varies is from – 15'C to – 40'C or (- 5'F to – 33'F)
2. Mongolian herders live in a ger during winter season and settle down in winter camp.
Mongolians traditionally break winter season in to nine days-commonly known “nine-nines” beginning in winter solstice until the beginning of March. According to the lunisolar calendar, utilized by Mongolia’s nomadic herders for hundreds of years, the winter solstice which has the shortest daytime and longest night time of the year falls on December 22. Mongolia's nomadic way of life is powered by solar energy in winter.
3. Winter in the Gobi Desert
Although camels may live in the desert, they also have to live through the freezing desert nights. As a result, their hair is especially adaptable to cope with both boiling and sub-zero temperatures. Their hair strands have a unique hollow core that allows for the circulation of air and this "Medulla" is the reason to regulating heat. Depending on the climatic conditions, the air flowing in the hair can both cool you and heat you, making it perfect all year round.
4. Ice sculpture
Mongolians make ice sculpture during Christmas time until it melts. An ice festival organized in the Khuwsgul region in March.
5. People dressed up warm
The DEEL is worn both by men and by women, women prefer silkier material and
Below Celsius people can dress up warm and nice in fur traditional garment. The DEEL is worn both by men and by women, women prefer silkier material and colorful colors. The man dressed up in winter DEEL, lined with fur, particularly warm.
6. Winter wonderland
The monastery out of nowhere in the middle of winter. Snow beautifies everything it covers.
7. City night
Christmas light in the street of Ulaanbaatar city.
8. Mongolian proud wranglers
Mongolian wranglers roaming through the steppe. Horse festivals organizes in November every year to show the equine culture of the country. The traditions are still firmly rooted in the nomadic culture, each participant is proud to present their skills and knowledge with the horses.
9. Mongolian railway
Ancient tea road. The Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Moscow passes through Ulaanbaatar. The railway was built between 1949 and 1961.
10. Eagle hunters
Below Celsius people can dress up warm and nice in fur traditional garments.The deel is worn both by men and by women, women prefer silkier material andonal tourists. They train eagles for hunting games.