Cultural Notes

If you are  invited into a family ger, avoid stepping on the threshold as you enter. Make your way round in a clockwise direction, trying not to turn your back on the altar or other religious items.

When you sit down, avoid pointing your feet at the altar, the hearth or another person.

Do not take food from a communal plate with your left hand (I am sure you realize why?); hold cups by the bottom, not the top and avoid touching another personís hat. The next is a new one to get used to; keep your sleeves rolled down to avoid exposing your wrist.

Music and Dance: We recommend you take in a performance of the Tumen Ekh National Song and Dance Ensemble. Here you will see Mongolian music and dance arts at a high level.