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Stone pillars, Arkhangai, Mongolia. Photos by Tali Landsman.

Stone pillars, Arkhangai, Mongolia. Photos by Tali Landsman.

S. Enkh-Amgalan is a Mongolian painter who creates very brightly colored images of the Mongolian landscape.

Mongolian herder with a motorbike, which are useful as horses for chasing animals and catching them with urgas, the Mongolian version of a lasso - a loop of rope on the end of a long flexible pole.
Photo by Hannah Reyes.

Mongolian herder with a motorbike, which are useful as horses for chasing animals and catching them with urgas, the Mongolian version of a lasso - a loop of rope on the end of a long flexible pole.

Photo by Hannah Reyes.

Paintings of shamans by Mongolian graffiti artist Heesco, who lives in Australia. The drum keeps time for dancing or chanting; the bowl of milk is an offering to the spirits.

Paintings of shamans by Mongolian graffiti artist Heesco, who lives in Australia. The drum keeps time for dancing or chanting; the bowl of milk is an offering to the spirits.

Gobi desert. Photo by Mark Guitard.

Gobi desert. Photo by Mark Guitard.

I liked this cow sign next to a dirt road in Mongolia. It probably means something like: “Warning: sometimes cows stand in this road for hours and won’t move no matter how much you honk at them.”
Photo by Brent Lewin.

I liked this cow sign next to a dirt road in Mongolia. It probably means something like: “Warning: sometimes cows stand in this road for hours and won’t move no matter how much you honk at them.”

Photo by Brent Lewin.

An 1850s English map of “Thibet, Mongolia, and Mandchuria” (Tibet, Mongolia, and Northern China) with illustrations of impressive buildings, the Great Wall of China, and a Mongol riding a camel.

An 1850s English map of “Thibet, Mongolia, and Mandchuria” (Tibet, Mongolia, and Northern China) with illustrations of impressive buildings, the Great Wall of China, and a Mongol riding a camel.

Tsaatan girl riding a reindeer. Photo by Hakbong Kwon.
The Tsaatan are a small community of reindeer herders who fled to Mongolia in the 1930s to avoid conscription into the Soviet Army. They raise reindeer for milk, riding, and hauling over the mountainous ground, but do not usually eat the reindeer. There are about 50 Tsaatan families left.

Tsaatan girl riding a reindeer. Photo by Hakbong Kwon.

The Tsaatan are a small community of reindeer herders who fled to Mongolia in the 1930s to avoid conscription into the Soviet Army. They raise reindeer for milk, riding, and hauling over the mountainous ground, but do not usually eat the reindeer. There are about 50 Tsaatan families left.

The Mongolian Belly Dance Development Center has announced a belly-dancing contest in Ulaanbaatar starting in November, hoping to get more people interested in belly-dancing in Mongolia. The best twenty dancers will get to work with a professional choreographer before the finals November 28th.

The Mongolian Belly Dance Development Center has announced a belly-dancing contest in Ulaanbaatar starting in November, hoping to get more people interested in belly-dancing in Mongolia. The best twenty dancers will get to work with a professional choreographer before the finals November 28th.

I like this custom Mongol warrior lego figure, made by “Legoorci.”

I like this custom Mongol warrior lego figure, made by “Legoorci.”