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  • Mongolian Landscape Mongolian Landscape

    • From: amsher
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      The view on a flight from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

    • 2 years ago
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  • Summer Snow Summer Snow

    • From: amsher
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      A light dusting of snow at a summer camp in Mongolia.

    • 3 years ago
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  • Mongolia trip Mongolia trip

    • From: Zozolo
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      I just got back from Mongolia travelled few weeks covering south Gobi desert and north beautiful big lake. My driver was really friendly and guide was knowledgable to explain all sights that we visited. I realized spring is not best time to travel to Mongolia might many people suggestion true that June or July best. I hope i will come to Mongolia again during the summer time to watch greatest Nadam Festival. I want to share many things happened in Mongolia if you want feel free to contact me ... :) zozo_1031@yahoo.com

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      I wrote here some values of nomadic life that i observed. Please enjoy.

      1.    Values of nomadic life are in the following in general :

      ·         Loving nature

      ·         Loving livestocks

      ·         Having various intelligences

      ·         Loving neighbors

      ·         Storing ancient customs

      Loving nature

      I believe nomadic life is moving-oriented, adaptive and one of the tuft life to challenge people. Nomads live very close to the nature, depend on nature and pray for nature which involves landscape, sun, blue sky, river, grass, mountain and trees. Loving nature is their value.  Because if this year winter is not harsh and quite warm, nomads are really thankful for nature and happy. Keep ancestor customs, protecting , adapting nature to breed live stocks  is value of nomadic life.

      Sun

      In Mongolia, every morning especially women sprinkle milk to the sun when it rises. They believe and pray for sun to protect our family and loving ones with white milk which is symbol for goodness. Worshiping sun is one of our nomadic life values.

      Landscape

      Nomads move 3-4 times in a year. When they move they leave the place very clean and no print. Because we believe if they pollute the landscape it counts as a sin.

      River-water

      They always take water with clean ladle from the river. If they pollute river with milked ladle they believe that they become blind.

      Blue Sky

      Nomads believe when flood comes if we make voice to the sky it stops. So that nomads when flood come they climb to the top of mountain and make voice to the sky.

      Grass

      They prohibit children pulling out grass and break growing tree. These are examples of protecting nature.

      During my trip, my horse trekking guide shared me that he cried because someone broke growing tree which is only one around that area.  This is his value of nomadic life. Also he lives in further Terelj as a nomad. He also shared me that Japanese tourist visited their home ten years ago. When that tourist leave the place he cried that be this beautiful natured place same forever because he loved so much. But now you see many crowded building here. I realized his heart broke while he is talking. Because he loves the nature which is one of his live values.

      I asked from one nomadic family do you want to move to live in Ulaanbaatar city. They answered this life is from my ancestor and we can’t leave it but maybe for my children it can be possible. Following the ancestor rule and breed their livestock is one of their life values.

      I met some of guys in countryside. They shared that few days ago they visited Ulaanbaatar city with some amount of money. But they spent all money within 3 days and realized that it is not the place where they live. Nomads have real freedom than citizens. They move where ever they want and independent. When tourists travel around countryside they shout that freedom is here and they could take a rest well. Freedom is one of their precious values.

       

      Loving live stocks

      My horse trekking guide loves horse. He trains racing horse and if he got money he dreams to buy more racing horses. From here I see nomads love their live stocks. Breeding them is most important value for them.

      I heard several times that when hard winter comes to take away many of nomads live stocks many child herders get stress and hurt. This shows how they love livestock and even it is the reason to get hurt.

      Loving neighbors

      If nomads look people or nomads who are moving they go there with a plate of pastry, dairy products and milk tea. Because they think we are nomads too. They will move someday in that time others might feed us with their food and think our help. Mongolian people generally help those who need and suffer from sickness and contribute when hard time comes. It is critical that young people forget about this customs. Ex. There were students travelling in the countryside. Then local nomads came to them and offer their food to them. After finish to eat food one of student asked locals how much should we pay for your food?. But local nomads disappointed. Because nomads don’t do those things for money.

      Nomads heart for others is one of their values. Especially in Gobi area, nomads never lock the door because they think if someone  in need such as hungry then come to our house and cook also take things you need.

      Having various intelligences

      I think the intelligence of growing live stocks is one of the values.  Because nomads learn caring live stocks, increasing the numbers and overcoming the harsh weather saving live stocks from the childhood. Good herder can be good businessmen. The reason is they know how to turn and increase ten sheep to twenty. This is their intelligence. TheyRibbons of colours - Gravel, sand and the Gurvan Saikhan Nuruu in the distance.jpg prize herders who increased number of lives tocks to one thousand.

      Growing children intelligence is one of their values.  Because when children turn to adult, get married they live next to the parents as a neighbor. Parents teach riding racing horse for boys from age 3, looping wild horse and training racing horse. For girls, they teach riding racing horse too also making dairy products and milking live stocks.

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  • megmongolia

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  • Grazing Grazing

    • From: Margriet
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      Camels in the Gobe, Mongolia

    • 3 years ago
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  • Door on Mongolian Temple Door on Mongolian Temple

    • From: amsher
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    • 4 years ago
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  • View From Mongolian Doorway View From Mongolian Doorway

    • From: amsher
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    • 4 years ago
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  • Mongolian countryside Mongolian countryside

    • From: amsher
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      typical scene in central Mongolia

    • 5 years ago
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  • Mongolian door handle Mongolian door handle

    • From: amsher
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      handle on a door at a Mongolian temple

    • 5 years ago
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  • Gers in the Gobi Gers in the Gobi

    • From: MykelB
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      These Mongolian gers (large round tent), move from spot to according to the changing weather and the whims of the tenants.

    • 5 years ago
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  • Two friends living in the Mong Two friends living in the Mongolian Gobi

    • From: MykelB
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      This shot is of two men who live and work together herding sheep in the Gobi desert.

    • 5 years ago
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  • Mongolian beauty Mongolian beauty

    • From: monsoon
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      Mongolia is where i was born and raised. It is defintely one of the places that has kept its natural beauty until now. This reindeer only lives in certain provinces in Mongolia. When we took a photo of this unique creature, we were in "Khuvsgul" province where has a lot of reindeers. It was back in summer of 2007. If you decided to travel to Mongolia, then you should go to this place to see this beautiful animal. 

    • 5 years ago
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  • Who are these people and why a Who are these people and why are they in my yurt?

    • From: berti
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      As part of a tour of Ulan Bator, our small group was taken up into the mountains.  As we were driving along, our guide pointed out a series of yurts, which serves as the homes for the nomadic people.  When we started asking questions about the living conditions, the guide asked us if we would like to see one for ourselves.  We assumed the guide had some kind of arrangement with a family in the area, so we said that would be great.  Turns out there was no such arrangement, a fact which did little to deter our guide from dropping in on a family unannounced with 6 gaping tourists in tow.  The family was very gracious and welcome us into their yurt, served us some fermented mare's milk and even allowed us to ride their horses.  This is a photo of the matriarch of the family, who although quiet throughout our visit, seemed to be amused by our curiousity.

    • 5 years ago
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