Monday, July 26, 2021


We just learned about the country of Maldives

Let's learn a little about the country of Mongolia!

Mongolia is over 600,000 square miles, but only has 3.3 million people living there.
It borders Russia and China, and is the biggest country that does not border any seas or oceans.
People in this country speak the Mongolian language.

(from: wikipedia - mongolia)

The flag of Mongolia is three vertical stripes of red, blue, and red, with the yellow Soyombo on the left stripe.
The red is for living forever, the blue is for the sky, and the Soyombo is for the fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and spirit.

(from: wikipedia - flag of mongolia)

For a meal in Mongolia you might have khorkhog, which is a kind of meat stew made from lamb.
To make khorkhog, you take some rocks and put them in a fire to get them very hot. Then you take the rocks out and put them into a metal jug with some meat and water and close it up. After the meat is cooked by the hot rocks, the meat is handed out to everyone, and they also usually hand out the rocks for good health.

(from: wikipedia - khorkhog)

One special place in Mongolia is the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, that was built in 1727.

(from: wikipedia - amarbayasgalant monastery)

A special musical instrument in Mongolia is called the Morin Khuur.
It is kind of like a viola that is shaped a little different.

(from: wikipedia - morin khuur)

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