Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:17

Good bye, Lenin! Welcome, dinosaurs!

inside_lenin_museum_statuemongolia_dinosaur_tyrannosaurs_bataarA handing over ceremony of Lenin’s museum will be held today. Earlier the Mongolia’s Government approved a decree to turn Lenin’s museum into Dinosaur Museum although the exact date of the hand-over wasn’t clear until now.


MIAT Mongolian Airlines received National Air Flag Carrier status according to the "Government policy on civil aviation until 2020". The official ceremony to hand over the status certificate was held on February 25, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Mongolia-mountain-ovoo-burkhan-khaldunA consultative meeting on protection of Burkhan Khaldun mountain, the birthplace of Genghis Khan (Chinggis Khaan - Mong.), will be held at  “Centre on Conservation of Freshwater Reserves and Nature of Mongolia” (CCFRNM) on March 1st, 2013.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:15

Dinosaur Museum in Mongolia

Mongolia-Gobi-DinosaurA new “Central Museum of Dinosaurs” will be built by the decree #11 of the Government of Mongolia from the January 12th, 2013. According to the decree, the museum will be established in order to “protect and pass Mongolia’s cultural heritages to next generations and increase awareness of paleontological findings”.

Sunday, 17 February 2013 05:27

Go Nomadic, Experience Mongolia

During Mongolia Tourism Forum 2013 held in January, 2013 the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia selected and approved a new slogan “Go Nomadic, Experience Mongolia” for advertising Mongolia's tourism.

mongolian-buddha-statues-in-dashchoilin-monasteryOn January 16, 2013 The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia, Mrs. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba visited Daschoilin monastery to introduce with the current status of the monastery complex and to listen to their problems. The administration of the monastery expressed its gratitude for newly formed ministry and pledged full support to the development of culture and tourism in Mongolia. The Dashchoilin monastery is the first monastery of its kind of the capital city and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2015.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Skytrax 3 star airlineOpening the first of the 2013 Airline Star Ranking changes, Skytrax have announced that MIAT MONGOLIAN AIRLINES has been awarded the 3-Star Airline certification. MIAT Mongolian Airlines was previously ranked as a 2-Star Airline, but the recent level of Product and Service improvements have enabled their Star Ranking to be awarded at a 3-Star Airline level.

mongolian airlines shanghai ulaanbaatar flightA newly founded Mongolian Airlines Group has launched charter flight between Shanghai and Ulaanbaatar on January 3rd this year ahead of its planned regular service. The regular flights will commence starting from January 24th, 2013 and will be the first such regular air traffic between Shanghai and Ulaanbaatar.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 06:43

Mongolia on CNN's 2013 travel wish list


CNN has announced its 2013 travel wish list. And guess what country is leading the list. Here's the citation from the CNN article.

1. Mongolia

Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman set his sights on Mongolia early in life.

"Back when I was, I think, nine or ten years old I read a book about Marco Polo, how he traveled with his uncles on the ultimate business trip to the Mongol Empire at its height," wrote Wedeman, who recently moved to Rome after an assignment in Cairo.


Monday, 24 December 2012 13:59

How Mongols have fun during winter time

traditional mongolian game

Ever wondered how Mongols have fun during winter time? In fact, Mongols have many games to play in winter from simple snowball fight to more complicated ice shooting.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:47

Tyrannosaurus Bataar case is in final stage

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of MongoliaMinister of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia Oyungerel Ts. gave more details about when the findings regarding the Tyrannosaurus Bataar case would arrive in Mongolia.

-Has the attorney for the disputed Tyrannosaurus Bataar case collected enough evidence to prove that it was found in the Mongolian Gobi ? When the findings will arrive in Mongolia ?

-An appeal hearing to decide whether or not to transfer the Tyrannosaurus Bataar fossil will be held in December. The attorneys are still collecting evidence. Only the judges will decide whether or not to return the smuggled findings to Mongolia. The Federal Attorneys appointed by the Mongolian Government proved that the fossil was from Mongolia during two hearings. But the dinosaur dealer Eric Prokopi claims that Tyrannosaurus Bataar was not from Mongolia and wants it back. The Mongolian State Investigation Agency has been working to prove how Eric Prokopi smuggled the Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:15

Ulaanbaatar celebrates its 373rd anniversary

Sukhbaatar squareOn October 29, 2012 Ulaanbaatar celebrated its 373rd anniversary.  Many cultural and sports events were held during the day including the “Homeland” concert in the Cultural Palace and “Sporty Ulaanbaatar” competition on the Central Square. The concert in the Cultural Palace also paid tribute to the State Honored artist D.Luvsansharav by a choral performance. Up to 1300 children will take part in the performance which will be the largest concert ever held here.

City authorities paid respect to the “Melkhii stone” or Turtle stone - the symbol of establishment and stability of the city. The ceremony was opened by the Mongolian traditional musical instrument horse fiddle or morin khuur in Mongolian.

Monday, 29 October 2012 02:40

Great Genghis Khan exhibition opened

The “Great Chinggis Khaan” exhibition is now open at the Mongolian Government House in Ulaanbaatar.

During the opening ceremony which was held on 25th October, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Altanhuyag Norov noted that “for two hundred years between the XIII and XIV centuries almost every corner of the world was referred as a part the of the Great Mongol Empire and all talks were only about Mongols. Since then no single country among all 200 countries existing currently has shaped the two centuries of the history like did Mongolia. I can only compare the pace of then-conquests to the current speed of the internet. If, we, Mongolians can arouse that fast paced spirit in ourselves, Mongolia will prosper".

The Exhibition on 850th anniversary of the Great Chinggis Khaan is showcasing; The Secret History of the Mongols, which was written by the Great Khaan`s royal family, Chinggis Khaan`s close friend, his late enemy Jamukha`s golden belt, a Mongolian warriors arms, the Great Khaan`s silver gerege or tablet of authority for the Mongol officials and envoys, an ancient golden cup and golden coins.

The “Great Chinggis Khan” exhibition will be held for a month at the Government House. The exhibition is available to visitors every day between 10:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00, except Monday.

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