Deer stone and Milky Way, Mongolia. Photo by Hakbong Kwon.
Shagai, the anklebones of a sheep or goat, are used as dice for games and fortunetelling in Mongolia. Each anklebone has four sides, from best to worst: horse, sheep, goat, and camel.
If you don’t have any convenient goat anklebones, there’s an online fortunetelling program on infomongolia.com.
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beautiful sheet of Marilyn stamps from Mongolia
Genghis Khan Statue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The BIGGEST EQUESTRIAN STATUE in the world.
Fancy 500 togrog silver coins sold by the National Bank of Mongolia to coin collectors.
2011: Ural Owl
2012: Long-eared hedgehog
2013: Argali (wild sheep)
Wild and Beauty, by Mongolian painter Zaya, 2008. Zaya was a Buddhist monk before becoming a painter, and his style is strongly influenced by religious art.
Mongolia June 1, 2013
Map of the inside of the giant status of Genghis Khan on the bank of the Tuul river near Ulaanbaatar. Visitors can walk around on top of the horse’s head, and there is a museum inside the base.