For the nomad life style horse is play an important part. In old time Mongols say that genuine Mongol “take birth on horseback and die on horseback”. Really, herder’s children has mount on horse at 3-years old and soon participate in horse-race. From ancient time Mongolia also was life of Mongolia in among the horses of Mongolia there are various genetic types on a natural kind. The Mongolian horses were arose 6 thousand years ago probably from the wild horses under the name Khulan and Takhi. The fast-track qualities of modern generations of the Mongolian horses originate at high –speed natural animal Force. When the horse lifts 75kgs weight on 1 – meter altitude refers to as one horse force Mass. The less than mass the easier overcomes earth attraction. At a jump mass of the horse is distributed at three main levels of motions. Moment of accumulation mass of the horse on back two legs. Moment of accumulation mass of the horse on forward and back two legs At the moment of equating mass of the horse on two back and forward legs the horse passes long distance From old time in Mongolia before race reduces deprived mass of the horse by long duration idle time of the horse both optimum feed also by constant jumps. Energy. At a jump the body of the horse gets the peculiar form both arrangements of forward and black legs and by that it creates conditions of accumulation of potential energy and also consumption’s as kinetic energy. Friction. During the horse’s jumping the flow of air creates friction on a surface of the horse’s body. The rough surface of the horse’s body smoothest out at the expense about force of friction of a flow of air at a jump. At such long duration process the body of the horse gets figure of an ellipse the figure of an ellipse is considered as the best form against resistance of a flow of air. Therefore bodies of the Mongolian fast horses have the oval round form Physical properties. At the Mongolian fast horses all the fast qualities are subordinated to some laws of mass, energy, friction and earth attraction of physics. Races are typically 30km long and the jockeys are children. Prizes are given to those who finish in the top 25%.
Horses are caught by means of a “uurga”, pole with a noose at the end. These incredible horsemen pride themselves on being able to pick up an “uurga” from the ground at a full gallop.
Born in Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Gurragchaa studied in Ulaanbaatar to become an aerospace engineer. In 1966, he joined the Mongolian Air Force. Graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy in 1978. He was selected as part of the eighth Intercosmos program on 1 March 1978, at time he was in the rank of Major General. His backup was Maidarjavyn Ganzorig. Gürragchaa, along with Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Janibekov, departed from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 22 March 1981. They docked with Salyut 6. While in orbit, Janibekov and Gurragchaa carried out experiments on earth science. After 124 orbits and 7 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes in space, Gurragchaa and Janibekov landed 170 km southeast of Jezkasgan.
More than 60 species of fish exist in Mongolian lakes and rivers, around 28 of which are for fishing. The official fishing season starts from June 15th, shortly after the spawning period and closes as of November 1st. namely perch, Lenok or trout, taimen are the widely fished. Taimen, known as the “king” fish of Mongolia can live up to 50 years and reach 60 inches (1.5m). Anglers catch and release hundreds of Taimen annually, due in part to conserve these beautiful creatures. Moreover, all foreign anglers must have a fishing license, referred to as a “Taimen Permit”
When you visit Mongolian family they would offer you some hot drinks and foods. The housewife will give you a cup of milk Tea. As a respectful gesture she offers the tea with her right hand holding the right elbow with her left hand. Guests should receive the cup of tea in the same way, meaning guests and hosts consider each other. You will find milk tea whenever and wherever you want in Mongolia, at fancy restaurants, small cafes and during celebrations. There are few different types of milk tea that contains borts (air dried meat), sheep tail, and rice etc. Generally it depends on which province you are in. Typically Milk Tea tastes salty but delicious and filling. #KhantravelMongolia
Ankle bone shooting began in 13th century in central Mongolia, also it was a game only for authorities. Afterwards ankle bone shooting has been widespread around Mongolia as a traditional game. Since 2001 ankle bone shooting officially declared as one of the main games of Naadam festival.
The shooting target distance is 4.7m. Each team has 8 members and it takes about 80 minutes in one competition.
Bayanzag or the Flaming Cliffs are probably one of the most historic and famous sight in the Gobi desert. In 1923 when archaeologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered dinosaur eggs this destination became an important paleontological sight for tourists and scientists alike.
Travel extraordinaire, cultural icon, and advisor to Khubilai Khan, the grandson of the notorious Chinggis Khan. Yes you read that right. During his expeditions across the globe, Marco Polo had stumbled upon the Mongolian Empire with his father and uncle. Khubilai Khan quickly got word of their arrival and had them brought to him at once. Very quickly, Marco Polo and his ensemble was a great asset to the khan as advisors and informants as they had brought back much useful news while on their travels around the Asian continent. Marco Polo quickly rose through the ranks and was positioned in high posts of the empire’s administration. For many years the Polos were of big help to the Khan.
The tale of Marco Polo’s time in Mongolia still echoes today with a statue that was commemorated in the Ulaanbaatar’s business district. An icon of travel, intelligence and wonder. Come join us in the grand adventure.
Use of rock snuff-bottle in Mongolian is nascent from Chin Empire.
During 16th – 19th century snuff has been spread rapidly in central Asian region.
Therefore it has become abundant and culturally symbolic item in Mongolia from 17th century. To make snuff bottles,hand craftsmen use many different types of rocks such as coral, chalcedony and spotted chalcedony etc.
In the 13th century, Mongolia was united by a single man who is known as Chinggis Khan, and controlled the vast area of Asia and Europe under one roof. Chinggis Khan also brought new rule of law, cultural society, and new business trade ways to the people of Mongolia and connected trade routes to Europe from Asia. Even today, the people of Mongolia understand and feel that important connections with him, that we ruled the world. It is found to be in our blood and mind that his contribution to our society lives on.
Although we have seen the life and read about the history of Chinggis Khan and in terms of how people lived and the nomadic cultures in the cinema’s around the world or on various books, it is very tough to actually live in that moment of time or tough to imagine ourselves living in that time. One of the fundamental reasons of our construction of the Chinggis Khan’s 13th century complex is that it creates a great opportunity for tourists to relive the 13th century lifestyles and cultural impacts of Mongolia and it will contribute to our dynamic understanding of the history.
“13th century complex” is located 96 km far from the Ulaanbaatar city in Erdene soum, Tuv province and which covers an area of 88 hectares surrounding Yol mountain.
The Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation that looks like a turtle. This giant rock formation is a popular spot for visitors and has its own legend.