Mongolian artists are famous for their incredible archaic paintings. The first art was discovered in the Mongolian territory are 3 to 8 thousand year-old cave paintings found in Khoid Tsenkher Cave, Mankhan Soum of Khovd Province (in Western Mongolia).more..
Mongolian nomads are known for their great hospitality. Their distinctive way of life, culture, customs and traditions is found nowhere else. While on a trip in the countryside make sure you visit a nomad home - even if no one is home.
The Constitution of Mongolia provides freedom of religion. From early on Mongolians like Native Americans and people of Siberia believed that the Mother Earth is the source of life.more..
Mongolian nomads have a very unique way of life which represents their bon with nature and the spiritual world. This is often revealed in their rituals.more..
Generally, Mongolians are deeply superstitious and live by unwritten rules engraved in their minds.more..
Traditionally, Mongolians have relied on foods high in protein and minerals rather than seasonal foods like vegetables and fruits. It means a diet heavy with meat and dairy products. In the summer it is believed to be a time to cleanse the body using less meat and more dairy products.more..
The history is Mongolia is introduced to the world through Genghis Khan, who conquered the largest empire the world ever knew back in the 13th century.
Mongolian traditional sports are wrestling, horse racing and archery. Historians claim that the origin of Mongol-style wrestling goes seven thousand years back.
Nearly 90 percent of tourists coming to Mongolia visit Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, where 40 percent of the country’s population reside.
Orkhon valley is a famous steppe encompassing territory of eight soums (counties) of two provinces- Uvurhangai and Arhangai.
Here’s a good way to decide where you want to visit in Mongolia. Look at the Calendar of Events that is featured in this website. The coolest festivals, naadams and events are there.
As with travel anywhere, the more you know beforehand, the better your experience. Augment what you learn here with further research. There are several good travel books on Mongolia.