For those that visit the blog regularly, we’ve just arrived back into Ulaanbaatar from our 27-day Untamed Mongolia small group tour. All I can say is summer has arrived in the city!
|Image by our client Barry Meadow, Journey Among Nomads, 2013|
For many visitors, tight trip schedules and the allure of experiencing Mongolia’s landscapes and nomadic culture have kept them from experiencing Ulaanbaatar to its fullest. Also, Ulaanbaatar is a city that divides most visitors – some love it, others definitely loathe it. However, whatever your opinion, it is home to roughly 45% of Mongolia’s population and will give you an insight into their way of life, compared to that of the rural population.
I’ll be posting blogs regularly throughout the week but for those planning on visiting UB within the next week in the run up to Naadam, here is a (very) brief synopsis on what’s going on and where. You’ll be surprised at how many vibrant events are happening in unique venues around the city.
|Image by our client Frank Jones, Northern Mountains and Sacred Lakes, 2014|
The Mongolian folk band ‘Khusugtun’, (runner-up in this year’s Asia’s Got Talent) will be performing live at the Choijin Lame Temple Museum. The show aims to present the museum in a new and interesting way to the public and takes place in the unique surroundings of the monastery.
|Choijin Lama by our guest photographer Nick Rains, 2013|