Monday, October 14, 2013

Traditional Housing in Mongolia

Yurts have been the primary style of homes in Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years. Today even more than three-quarters of the population of Mongolia live in yurts. Mongolia is one of the last nomadic countries in the world.
Yurts (Ger in Mongolian language) have existed for thousands of years in Central Asia, in virtually the same form as they exist today. They are ideal dwellings for the nomadic cultures of the Central Asian steppe. So not only in Mongolia yurts are important. In northern China, in the Inner Mongolia region, people live in yurts. The Siberian nomads of Russia, the Tuva, also use yurts as they follow the reindeer herd.

Dzjengis Khan


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