About Mongolia

Traditional House

Mongolia Traditional house is “Ger”. It has long age of over 3000 years from early days of Turkic Khanate and Ikh Mongol Empire. There are two types of Ger, “Mongol Ger” where Mongolian ethic of Khalkha lived, in contrast “Turkic Ger” Ancient Turkic ancestors used in the past time. During the Mongol Empire period, Great kings lived in the Ger such as Chingiss Khan,Khubilai, Esukhei. As they moved to another pasture, they used carriage under their house. At the time, it looked so stately as if Empire is moving. For nowadays, Mongolian nomads and citizen have been currently living in the Ger. It is made for the sake of transferring from pasture to pasture. It is light and easy to get settled. Depending on its size, it is settled within 2 to 3 hours. It is white rounded shaped house, made of wood,consisting wooden wall or bone wall, door,felt,poles upper fame and floor to become holistic house. Inside of Ger is yellowish excluding wooden wall. Mongolians consider yellow color to get energy from the sun for warming up the house. Therefore the only feature is decoration on the poles. The decoration is diverse and has significant meaning behind it. Mostly, draw a decoration of “Ulzii Khee” that is referred to bring mortal life etc... Ger is divided into two sides. Left,right and middle sides, Left side is mother's side to have kitchen and stove, on the right side is father's belongings such as beverage maker,saddle,whip, and lasso pole. In the north mid of Ger, it could be living room as having quests, playground etc...

 

We welcome you to our widely celebrated festival in summer time. The Naadam held in 11 th of July. And There is opening ceremony amazingly held in the National Stadium where you can explore Mongolian traditional dance, songs and history at same time with short length in aday. While you are attending in the Naadam Festival you will have a chance to ...