Events & Naadam
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1 Princess - Khutulun ( Khotol Tsagaan)
She was famous for taking part in all three sports categories of the Naadam festival and is said to never have been beaten in Wrestling. In fact, the rumors go that she would marry anyone who could beat her in Wrestling. Those who were defeated by her, would offer tributes of Horses and livestock. She is said to have gathered a herd of ten thousand in this fashion.
Naadam or Three manly games festival is Mongolia’s ancient way of celebration which has been practiced till now. As noted in the book of Secret history of Mongolia of 13th century the celebration took place in Khuran month or July. In modern days, Naadam has been celebrated throughout the country every year on July 11-13 since the People’s revolution. It is a complex of horse racing, wrestling and archery games, and traditional arts such as folk art, knowledge and handcraft.
The climate of Mongolia is characterized by extreme variability and is very difficult to predict. And the winter is usually cold and clear with occasional snowstorms.
The southern part of Mongolia is a large desert region in Asia. The desert basin is bounded by the Altai Mountains on the west and the grassland and steppes of Mongolia on the northeast. The sunset at the flaming cliffs is splendid. Furthermore, the highlight continues to Khongor Sand Dunes or Singing dune that lies within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Yol (lammergeyer) Valley is on the easternmost of the park. The desert and surrounding area sustain many animals such as black-tailed gazelles, wild Bactrian camels, Mongolian wild ass, marbled polecats, sandplovers, snow leopards, brown bears as well as wolves.
When you travel to Mongolia you can see that is a country of meat. All of the traditional meals are mostly made with mutton and beef. Mongolian nomads don’t usually excessively wash the meat before cooking. That’s why Mongolian dishes have strong smell. But that’s also the reason for their unique taste, even though the only seasoning on it is salt. When visit Mongolia, you should try these 5 meals.
Who are Mongolians and what do they do? Have any of your friends been to Mongolia? Well... mine have; and this is what they had to say about this far away country.
Mongolia is well known throughout the world as the nation of horses. The fame of the Mongolian horde and their short but powerful horses which help Genghis Khan to conquer half of the world echoes far and wide all through history.
TsagaanSar. TsagaanSar is celebrated during the breeding season. The approaching spring would bring an abundance of milk an dairy products, the “white food” of the Mongolians. Hence the name of the holiday - the White Month. After the victory of the Peoples Revolution in 1921TsagaanSar became a holiday of arats. While retainingmany of its old