Mongolia: A life time experience – Sleeping in Yurts

Yurts are the traditional way of life in Mongolia. It can be build up and down where necessary.

In order to travel in Mongolia this is the way to live. There are not many cities and with that hotels in place. Usually the camps have 5 to 30 yurts, a shower area and sitting room where usually diner and breakfast is served.

Typical basic furnishing of a yurt consist of 1 table, 2 stools, 2 beds and an oven.

When it is hot it is possible to open the top of the yurt, in case it is too cold there will be a stovepipe installed in the oven and it can be used for heating up the yurt.

 

This was a more luxury furnishing.

When you look closer at the picture at the wall you will find a link to Star Wars – The Phantom Menace. Padmé’s Senator costume was created based traditional costume of Mongolia.

Traditional yurts build as camps for tourist. Mostly the camps belong directly to a holiday agency.

Mostly it is like camping, only that you have your own bed and do not need to build up the tent.

The nicest camps are the one with animals around, that are wandered around at night closed to the yurt.

Most of the yurts do not have electricity. Some use solar energy, in order to operate a light bulb or caring the mobile.

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