Although we have seen the life and read about the history of Chinggis Khan and in terms of how people lived and the nomadic cultures in the cinema’s around the world or on various books, it is very tough to actually live in that moment of time or tough to imagine ourselves living in that time. One of the fundamental reasons of construction of the Chinggis Khan’s 13th century complex is that it creates a great opportunity for tourists to relive the 13th century lifestyles and cultural impacts of Mongolia and it will contribute to our dynamic understanding of the history.
This is the only camp in Mongolia where you can visit the old-time micro kingdom of Chinggis Khaan and his empire. By visiting the camp tourists will enjoy the craftsmen art work, Mongolian calligraphy, learn to write Mongolian traditional scripts, dine in the kings and queen’s palace, practice archery, horse training and catching horses with lasso pole, riding horses and camels or simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside landscapes and the clear blue sky. Currently, there are six different camps and tribes that provide the above-mentioned services to the customers which are described below in detail:
We will pick up your place at 9:00 in the morning. Today drive to 13th Century National Park where is located in Erdene country, Yol mountain 96km from Ulaanbaatar. On the way we will stop for Chinggis Khaan Statue-the biggest horse statue in the world.
The 13th century national park is built and established for real-time kingdom to make the lively feeling for its guests during their stay by genuinely providing true environment of the way of living and working of the 13th century. All the atmosphere is real and magnificent with no electric pole, no radio and TV.
Visitors can enjoy annual celebrations, customs such as making felt cover for gers, sling wool, sacred ceremony to praise flag, heaven by sacrificing, wedding, weeping camel, mare milking, sealing folks and organizing three games of men. Here the guests can dine with Khans and Queens visit the residents of lords and learn to write in Mongolian scripts and play in horse-headed fiddle /Morin khuur/.
“13th Century National Park” consisted with six camps and tribes provide the service to the tourists
Blacksmiths and the craftsmen work of XIII century Mongolians were very popular in the World. In the craftsmen camp you will enjoy seeing the craftsmen art work such as household utensils, women’s ornaments, jewelry, arms and tools etc. Having visited to the complex you will be amazed by their works, woolen felt items, and handmade carpets.
Following the customs of each clans, the Shamans of Mongolian different clans gather around fireplace under one common sky and perform a ritual to worship unanimously aiming for one common deed. Several kinds of Shaman ritual of worshiping, such as worshiping for 33 heavens, cairn, big fire will be organized for visitors.
By visiting this camp, you will have an opportunity to get know about the unique culture of the literacy, traditional way of educating their successors and young. Besides, tourists and guests are offered practicing in Mongolian calligraphy, many kinds of Mongolian scripts.
It is the main attraction point of XIII century National Park. You will get know about the statecraft of XIII century Mongols. All the state affairs such as declaring the laws, holding a great forum are carried out at the camp. In the King’s Palace, there will be implemented different programs and receptions. One of them is King’s Great Feast.
Here, you are able to have Mongolian traditional cuisine and beverage while you are enjoying Traditional music. Also here it is chance to wear on kings' or queens' costume.
The everyday life of herders, pastural cultures, the way of breeding the livestock, the methods of producing dairy products, horse training and catching with lasso pole, tanning the leather straps, riding horse and yak, camel are all offer to your choice to experience the life of XIII century Mongols.
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