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Mongolian Shaman Batgerel Batmunkh performs a Shaman ceremony summoning the white spirit in their ger on the outskirts of Ulan Bator, Mongolia, 04 July 2012. Pic and description by How Hwee Young


A yurt in Chingissin, Mongolia. Nomadic architecture creates some of the most flexible spaces in architecture and has for most of human history. Not only do most nomadic structure have an open plan, they also are so flexible that they collapse and can travel with you.

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Mongolia in the Winter

How to go trekking in Mongolia and stay in a Mongolian ger (or yurt) without taking a tour.


Contructing a Mongolian ger. Layers of wool felt cover the framework. Khutag Ondor, Central Mongolia