Tuesday, December 16, 2014

13th Century Village: Mongolia {Travel Tuesday}

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

Today I wanted to go back to our Mongolia trip and share some more the amazing things we saw while there. 

On the last day of our tour, we visited a 13th Century Village. This is a live museum of sorts where people live and work like they did in the 13th century. Many of the people that work in this village have never been to the city of Ulan Bator and have no desire to visit the city. 

We got to visit the Shaman camp, herder's camp, the king's palace, and the educational camp. While the road to get to these places was super bumpy and rough- it was so worth it. It was absolutely amazing. 




{This is just dried poo. They start to collect this in the early fall so they will have something to add to the fire during the winter months. We saw a few women out in the fields collecting the poo. There are not a lot of trees nearby this area, so this is the best heating source.} 

 {They were super into us trying on all the clothes.} 












{We might have been a little obsessed with this little boy.}





At the last stop, we got to try both wet and hard cheese and yogurt that they made right at this camp. I'm not going to lie- it was pretty hard to choke down. It was cool to try, but it was really bad. But at least I finished my portion. 

We enjoyed walking around the 13th century village and seeing more of Mongolia. 

So is Mongolia on your travel list yet? 

2 comments:

  1. Mongolia is DEFINITELY on my travel list and has been for a really long time! What a cool village!

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    1. I'm glad to hear it's on your travel list. We loved Mongolia.

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