Mongolia in Central Asia is a landlocked country that borders Russia and China. They came into existence in 209 a. C. and were declared independent state in 1911. A tour of Mongolia is a unique experience with the wonderful architecture and culture of this land inspired by its ancient nomadic lifestyle.
Mongolian Architectural Heritage
You will find constructions from the times of the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and until the Iron Age in Mongolia. There are cave paintings and stone sculptures that are important in primordial art. Ger is the traditional Mongolian circular dwelling that is inspired by its nomadic roots. Temples in the old days were also built in this way and when the incoming faithful increased, the temples emerged in a quadratic way. The roofs were made in the form of tents. Among the first quadratic temples is Batu-Tsagaan, built in 1654 and is a must see. Lamasery Dashi-Choiling is a ger style architecture in Ulaanbaatar. In the lamasería of Erdene Zuu, the Lavrin temple is reflecting the Tibetan tradition. The Choijing Lamiin Sume lamasery museum is built in Chinese tradition and was a temple. All these places during the Mongolian trip represent its rich architecture.
Sports activities in Mongolia
There are mainly three sports for the people of Mongolia: horse racing, archery and fighting in Mongolia. These are the most popular and practiced activities in this place. Tour Mongolia would give you the opportunity to ride horse and camel through the beautiful and adventurous terrain of Mongolia, from deserts to green pastures. You may also want to try the famous Mongolian wildlife safari on horseback. They also have races for mountain trekking and horse trekking for all abilities.
Music and Festivals of Mongolia
They have a strong influence of shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, nature and nomadic lifestyle in their music and festivals. The most popular signature style is called Khoomei, which means throat signature. They also have a variety of traditional instruments that include the famous Morin Khuur. Nadaam Festival in Ulaanbaatar is a must see during the pleasant trip to Mongolia. This festival presents the best of its three popular sports: horse racing, archery and wrestling. This is usually celebrated from July 11 to 13. During the beginning of the year they celebrate the Tsagaan Sar festival enjoying the beginning of spring and the end of winter. This time of year is known for enjoying the traditional Mongolian songs and food. They also celebrate the Ovoo Worship festival, which is mainly on a small scale and involves monks and people who participate in rituals and prayers after winter for rain and grass for farm animals and abundant fish and animals for hunting.