Welcome to the land of the Mongols! Endless blue skies stretch out above undulating grasslands that go on towards the horizon around the capital of Inner Mongolia. Proud Mongolian people still celebrate their culture with horse racing and celebrations year-round, but especially during Nadaam Festival in late summer. The transmission of cultures that occurred during the height of Mongolian power is still evident in the city’s Tibetan Buddhist temples and historic mosque.
Take a glimpse into the traditions of Mongolian culture in the purpose-built yurt villages where you can see displays of horseback riding and archery. The summer Naadam Festival ... >>
While the light murmur of wind whistling through the sand dunes in this corner of the Gobi Desert may have once served as an ominous warning of what lay ahead, today the serene ... >>
The resting place of famed warrior Genghis Khan isn’t actually known, but the reverence displayed by Mongolians at Genghis Khan’s Mausoleum almost seems to suggest otherwise. ... >>
This Yellow Hat Sect (Gelukpa) lamasery has been home to monks practicing this form of Tibetan Buddhism since 1749. Said to be based on the design of a Tibetan lamasery in ... >>