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Stunning pictures and wonderful facts about the life in Mongolia

This large country in East Asia is a place of contrasts, ancient history and surreal natural landscapes. Read on to find 21 fascinating facts about the Mongolian history, culture and way of life.


#1 The largest contiguous land empire in history was founded in Mongolia in the 13th century by powerful and brutal warlord Genghis Khan. The Mongol Empire controlled most of Eurasia and was at the height of its power for about a century



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31 Comments
Lourdes Ayala
Love the photos and explanations of cultural activities.
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Jul 13, 2020 6:59PM
tbear
Enjoyed reading about this! Thank you!
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May 9, 2020 5:29PM
Nancy Hager
Can't be shown in a photo, but the Mongolian people also have an amazing style of singing, called Tuvan or Mongolian throat singing. You can hear examples on youtube.
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Mar 10, 2020 6:06PM
June Dutt
Very interesting
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Feb 17, 2020 1:22PM
Dayel Chapman
Very interesting information about Mongolia.
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Feb 14, 2020 12:55PM
Lynne Cage
Terrific pics & interesting thnx
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Feb 14, 2020 7:13AM
Helga U. Williams
Thank you. Great pictures and information. I enjoyed very much!!! 👍
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Feb 13, 2020 8:45PM
Elizabeth Topaczewska
Very interesting and educational. Thank you.
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Feb 12, 2020 1:25PM
mmariano
Beautiful place but I think it is too cold for anyone who is not originally from the place. But reading about it, as well as seeing the pictures, is education enough. Amazing and interesting!
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Feb 11, 2020 3:12PM
littledick
Veronics Moss, Actually, it was part of China at one time and it included a small territory to the northwest called Tannu Tuva. In 1943? the Soviet Union took over Tannu Tuva,even though it was a part of a presumed ally, China, at the time.
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Feb 11, 2020 2:39PM
littledick
Very interesting. A couple of questions 1) I thought the Mongol empire at its largest extent stretched as far south as the Strait of Malacca; none of the maps show that, and 2) do they still use the Cyrillic alphabet, or did they ditch that with independence and go back to what, I believe, was a Uighur script?
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Feb 11, 2020 2:34PM
Ken Pocklington
interesting feature
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Feb 11, 2020 2:04PM
Ana Paula Taborda
Fantastic. Love to know about other people. It’s really a very different culture.
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Feb 11, 2020 10:44AM
Robyn Rae Ireland
What an unusual culture!
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Feb 11, 2020 10:32AM
Remedios Prado-Ambrocio
Been there for a short visit coinciding with the Nadaam Festival and 100 years as a nation. Mongolia is an awesome place.
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Feb 11, 2020 8:10AM

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