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Shamanism

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2012
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Mongolian and southern Siberian shamanism originated in the time of Stone Age hunters and in the time of Bronze Age herdsmen, developing from this ancient culture into the spirituality of the Mongols today. Before 1900 there were 243 incarnate lamas in Mongolian territory. But the old religion of Mongolia is shamanism, the worship without scripture, […]


is March a good time to visit

Posted by on Feb 8th, 2012
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Question: I wanted to visit Mongolia this year, and the most convenient time for me will be in March. I understand that Feb / March is probably the worst time to visit mongolia, due to the weather conditions. Is March in Mongolia so bad that a trip will be pretty miserable, Or is it just […]


is february a good time to visit

Posted by on Feb 8th, 2012
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Question: Always wanted to go to Mongolia, however the only time i can do is in the February period! I heard that it is winter time, and the weather conditions are HARSH. Are there much to do during this period of time in Mongolia? Thanks Answer: Hi there. Yup, you are right about the weather […]


Zamyn Uud

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2012
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Zamiin-Üüd / Zamyn-Üüd is a small town in the Dornogov province of Mongolia. The town is located on the old trade route between Beijing and Urga / Ulaanbaatar, and is now the most important border crossing between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China, via Ereen. It’s the town on the Mongolian side of the […]


Train Travel Experience Ulaanbaatar, Choir, Sainshand, Zamyn Ude

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2012
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Question: Hi there. I will like to have a train travel experience in Mongolia. I read alot about the Trans Siberian Express, but what are the other local train choices I have? Are there any trains that go from Ulaanbaatar to Dalandzagad? Answer: Welcome to Mongolia! The local train is used mainly by the locals, […]


Framing Mongolia

Posted by on Jan 25th, 2012
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A Mongolia Smile – Worth thousand words Photo by David Berkowitz Dornogovi Province – Mongolia Dornogovi (East Gobi) is one of the 21 Aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the southeast of the country. Photo by David Berkowitz Mongolia Horses Photo by Mazzaliarmadi.it Greens Outside Mongolia Photo by Mazzaliarmadi.it Horse Trekking crossing river […]


Fishing in Mongolia

Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2012
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For today’s angler, Mongolia is a true paradise that offers a wonderful cultural and sporting experience, with a large number (more than 3000) of lakes (nuur) and rivers (gol), and few fishermen around – which means plenty of fish waiting to be caught. Traditionally, Mongols prefers red meat, and consider fish as inferior meat, thus […]


Tsagaan Sar / White Month 2012

Posted by on Jan 20th, 2012
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Date: 21 Feb – 23 Feb 2012 Location:Jargalant sum, Tuv aimag Description: Tsagaan Sar is also known as The Mongolian Lunar New Year. Around the New Year families burn candles at the altar symbolizing enlightenment. Also people greet each other by saying ‘Amar mend uu?’ or ‘Amar bain uu?’, a very formal greeting which one […]


How comfortable is the 4 x 4

Posted by on Jan 16th, 2012
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Question: I read that most of the tours around Monglia will be using a 4 x 4. What is the general comfort level of these jeeps? I am six feet tall, over 150 pounds and had a back injury from playing competitive sports many years ago, thus worried about sitting in a 4×4 for too […]


Border Crossing

Posted by on Jan 16th, 2012
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Ulaanbaatar (Central Mongolia) International Via Air Sukhbaatar (Northern Mongolia) to Russia Via Train Altanbulag (Northern Mongolia) to Russia Via Road Ereen-Tsav (Eastern Mongolia) to Russia Via Road Tsagaannuur (Western Mongolia) to Russia Via Road Zamin Uud (Southern Mongolia) to China via Train / Road Bulgan (Western Mongolia) to China Via Road Tips & Advices Mongolia […]