The lives of ordinary people in modern Mongolia (PHOTOS)

Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

Daily life of the Mongols.

What looks like an ordinary dwelling of the Mongols, tells the with reference for a Fresher.

If the rich move in their Lexus, then ordinary people and even more so: the overwhelming majority of the residents of Mongolia are nomads and they keep moving from place to place. Together with their yurts, belongings, herds (if any).

For not rich people like this way of life is very convenient: no need to buy land or apartment, get permission to build a house, etc. Liked the place, put the tent, live! Here we live across the country: the tent can be found even in the most unexpected places, from the stunningly beautiful mountain slopes to barren stone wasteland in the Gobi.

Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)
Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

No, of course, in Mongolia there are cities and towns, but … you will be surprised to know that the city ceased to move from place to place, only the last two hundred years. But before even the capital city of Ulan Bator moved to three times a year! And only the last 239 years, he is where is.

Moreover, even in the city is a perfectly ordinary picture, when in the courtyard of the flats is … Yurt. Moreover, it may even be enclosed by a fence and stand next to her stationary home. And the Mongols still live in yurts.

Why? He loves his tent, comfortable for him in it, much better than in a stationary house. Interestingly, the average Mongol moves from place not to place 4-6 times per year, and does it not at too great a distance up to 5 km from the previous Parking lot. In fact, he just moves along with his “house” to a new pasture after his goats, sheep or cows have emptied the previous one.

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Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

But if the pasture in the steppe and mountain areas, where grass and green more, all more or less clear and you can easily move “in the neighboring district”, in the Gobi desert with a forage base for animals, the situation is much worse, so there moving to a much more serious case and the family moved often for tens or even hundreds of kilometers, after some serious exploration. In the Gobi there are many sites with wood and even stone major buildings near the yurts, which is certainly not move to a new location. This so-called base. Buildings provide shelter for sheep, goats or camels in the sand storms and the winter cold, as well as storage for belongings, wool and hides. Yurts may not be the owner moves from the “base” in a circle, looking for sparse vegetation for their herds.

The settlement of pastoralists on the border of the Gobi and steppe

Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

A corral and Yurt cattleman

Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

Herd of sheep grazing

Жизнь обычных людей в современной Монголии (ФОТО)

Eating these horses are a mystery…

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Trayan Markevich
Trayan Markevich has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Quebec Times, Trayan Markevich worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.

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