Culture of Mongolia

June 28, 2021
Sunrise from sacred Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia As we have mentioned elsewhere in our blog and website, if someone asked us to describe Mongolia in one word, the one word […]
May 28, 2021
A lot of the traditions of Mongolia were made illegal during the Communist era. Even though since independence in the early 1990’s Mongolia has had to forge and reforge its identity, a lot of the banned older customs and social rules have returned and still remain an inherent part of 21st Century Mongolian life. However, some are so integrated into everyday life that it can be hard for visitors to tell that they exist. One tradition that most travellers come across and that remains at the core of rural life in Mongolia is ‘khoorog’ – the passing and receiving of the snuff bottle. Passing a snuff bottle is seen as a formal occasion. If given, always try to remember to accept it with your right hand and with an open palm. You may take a pinch of snuff or just sniff the bottle’s top. Before passing the bottle to another person, you should offer it back to its owner. Do not replace the cap firmly before passing the bottle back – simply leave it resting on top of the bottle, with the snuff blade inside. This great image was taken by our guest Egon Filter on our Untamed Mongolia – one of our Mongolian small group adventures.

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia Local Mongolians will not expect anything in return for their hospitality. However, it is perfectly appropriate to offer gifts […]
May 10, 2021
Traditional Mongolian barbecue

Traditional Mongolian Barbecue

Traditional Mongolian Barbecue Firstly, accept no restaurant imitations when it comes to the traditional Mongolian barbecue. Known as khorkhog, Mongolia’s traditional barbecue is a Mongolian favourite […]
May 10, 2021
Delicious fresh and local produce at a fruit and vegetable market in Bulgan Aimag, northern Mongolia

Being Vegetarian In Mongolia

Being Vegetarian In Mongolia Mongolia’s traditional cuisine is simple yet tasty. Simple base materials are processed with a surprising variety of methods and combined with vegetables […]
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