Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Today we’ll cross the border of Mongolia following the road of ancient monuments.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The hotel at the border offers nice home-made food.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Its amount leaves much to be desired unlike the total bill: 400 US dollars for a couple of pies and a cup of tea per person. Don’t forget to ask about the price before eating!

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Mongolian roads are all unsurfaced which makes traveling more than inconvenient. Only 5% of the country roads are covered with asphalt.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The unusual taxi cabs can take you to any place in Mongolia. It will cost you 40 tenge (0.27 US dollars) per kilometer.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Advertising of cellular communication.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The Mongolian Kazakhs are practicing Islam and Buddhism.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Almost every house has one or two nomads tents in it.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The ethnic hotel offers an opportunity to have a rest at a nomads tent with beds, chairs, tables, electricity, heater and even Wi-Fi. WC and shower cabin are located in a separate building.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Ancient drawings.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Stone statues.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Total number of Mongolian Kazakhs is over 140 thousand people or 5% of the total population. Most Kazakhs here are Naiman and Abak-kerey. Thus, Abak-kereys live by cattle breeding.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

In summer these people stay in tents, in winter they go back to warm places.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

There are Kazakh schools in Mongolia but the native language is taught inside a family.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A bed for the little kid.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

This drink prevents colds and tuberculosis.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Altay-kerey Hand Craft is a small shop where national Kazakh clothes are sold. One thing costs 3-45 thousand tenge (20-300 US dollars).

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A workshop is on the second floor.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The things here are all hand-made. It may take several months to create one of them.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The goods are very qualitative and are actively bought by foreign tourists.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

This is the national annual holiday which embraces 3 sporting games: shooting, racing and fighting.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Before the national fight starts, the guys dance in the center of the field copying proud birds. In the end of the competition the dance will be performed by winners only.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The fighters wear boots, shorts and an open waistcoat.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A legend says that many years ago all fighters were hit by an unknown warrior. Later it was found out that it was a woman. To avoid such a shame in future it was decided to fight with an open chest so that women could never come close to the battle field anymore.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A fighter who touches the ground with his elbow or knee is considered as a loser.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Mongol fighters are believed to be the strongest ones.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Approaching the city of Khovd.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A Buddhist temple in the nearby village.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Altay city in the morning.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

A cab driver.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

The Mongolian method of wool processing is famous all over the world.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Goat milk is much safer than the milk of cows as goats are more resistant to diseases. It is also used to make different kinds of cheese.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

 

 

 

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Stone statues are everywhere.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Kazakhs still care about their traditions. Everybody has national utensils and wears Kazakh clothes.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

When a girl who is brought up in the family gets married she is supplied with dowry.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Thus, the box which is part of the dowry is used to keep things and clothes.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

This concert was given by the Kazakhstani artists.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Local people remember their ancestors.

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan

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13 thoughts on “Following The Path Of The Legendary Genghis Khan”

  1. Pretty hot singer. I thought we were going to get another pro-homo post with the guys wrestling in speedos. What a relief it was just sport

  2. I like Khaklkha-Mongols, but
    falcons-eagles hunting, the kumiss (fermented mares’ milk) drinking, and the “balbal” statues are not their traditions. Their are Kazakh and proto-Kazakh ones. And the Genghis Khan’s so-called “Mongols” are practicalaly not related to the modern Khaklha-Mongols, because they spoke Turkic language (similar to the modern Kazakh language):
    http://www.chinahistoryforum.com/index.php?showtopic=11740

  3. did you pay the $400 per person for tea and pie? what if you don’t want to pay as it is obviously a rip-off? is there violence against travelers in such cases? thanks, J.

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