Mongolia in Central Asia is a landlocked country bordered by Russia and China. They came in to existence in 209 BC and were declared an independent state in 1911. A Tour of Mongolia is a unique experience with the wonderful architecture and culture of this land inspired by their ancient nomadic lifestyle.
Architectural Heritage of Mongolia
You will find constructions from the eras of Stone Age to Bronze Age to the early Iron Ages in Mongolia. There are rock paintings and sculptures of stone that hold significance in the primordial art. Ger is the traditional circular dwelling of Mongolians which is inspired from their nomadic roots. The temples in the olden times were also built this way and when the worshippers coming in increased the quadratic shaped temples came in being. The roofs were made in marquees shape. Among the first quadratic temples is Batu-Tsagaan made in 1654 and is a must visit place. Lamasery Dashi-Choiling is ger style architecture in Ulaanbaatar. In Erdene Zuu lamasery the temple Lavrin stands reflecting the Tibetan tradition. The museum lamasery Choijing Lamiin Sume is built in Chinese tradition and was a temple. All these places during the course of Mongolia travel stand for their rich architecture.
Sport Activities in Mongolia
There are chiefly three sports for the people of Mongolia horse racing, archery and Mongolian wrestling. These are the activities most popular and practiced in this place. Tour Mongolia would give you the opportunity to have a horse ride and camel ride along the adventurous and beautiful terrains of Mongolia varying from deserts to green pastures. You may also want to try the famous Mongolian wildlife safari on a horse back. They also have runs for mountains trekking and horse trekking for all abilities.
Music and Festivals of Mongolia
They have a strong influence by shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, nature and nomadic life style on their music and festivals. The most popular style of signing is called Khoomei meaning throat signing. They also have a variety of traditional instruments which include the famous Morin khuur. Nadaam Festival in Ulaanbaatar is a must attend during the pleasant Mongolia travel. This festival showcases the finest of their three popular sports horse racing, archery and wrestling. This is usually celebrated from 11th to 13th July. During the beginning of the year they celebrate the festival of Tsagaan Sar enjoying the start of spring and end of winter. This time of year is known for enjoying the traditional songs and food of Mongolia. They also celebrate the festival of Ovoo Worship which is mostly on a small scale and involves monks and people participating in rituals and prayer after the winter for rain and grass for farm animals and abundant fish and animals for hunting.