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Holy Mounds or Ovoos  
   

Holy Mounds or Ovoos

These shamanistic stone mounds can be seen everywhere in the countyside. Odd offerings such as bottles, car parts, crutches, animal skulls, sometimes even money can be found here.
Mongolia Part II - Hospital Room #303

September 4th 2009
I once heard someone say, "There are no strangers, only friends we have yet to meet." (Hey Chris) Nowhere has that been made more true than here in Mongolia. Let's see... up until this point, I've backpacked through Europe, sailed across the South Pacific, volunteered on varied farms in Oceania, taught English and trekked to EBC in Nepal, experienced Thailand's wet and wild new year... what spe ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Flag The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
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