"Just go out and about" Mongolia Things to Do Tip by archan4698
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Mongolia is well known for Chingiis Khan and the Trans-Siberian railway but most of Mongolia is wide open expanses of grass or mountainous areas.
When I treked way out from my village I encounted mountain tops with Olvoo(shamanist sites) with horse skulls and rocks on top of each other.
I also found a human skull in a field. In the pre-soviet times, Mongolians disliked digging into the earth, for many reasons which is why till recently they only had one word for vegetables(grass). So they would take their dead far from the Ger camps and toss them in a field or on the side of a mountain. After the revolution, the Soviets largely banned this practice.
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