Thursday, July 27, 2017

MONGOLIA ~ Gobi Desert ~

... Fantastic second card ever from Mongolia... nowhere else are horses more central to daily life...  known as the land of horse riders and horse lovers... they have a reputation for being the best horsemen on Earth... on his blog ☛ HERE you can see great pictures of Mongolia taken by David himself... I think you can also see the postoffice from where my card was sent! ♥... Big Thanks once more David for thinking of me while travelling!!¯ \_(ツ)_/¯
Photo: G. Gan-Ulzii
"Race horses to starting"

Competitors prepare to race in one the Naadam festival's traditional horse races in Gobi Desert Mongolia. Horse racing is an important part of Naadam, Mongolian traditional games that also include wrestling, archery and ankle bone shooting.

Gobi means "Waterless Place",  it's the fifth largest desert in the world, covering more than 500,000 square miles of Mongolia and China. It is a cold desert - Populated mostly by Mongols and Han Chinese and located on a Plateau around 3,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level.

The Gobi Desert is perhaps one of the most severe regions on the planet, but people, plants, and animals have lived there for more than 2,000 years. Life can survive and beauty can be found even in the harshest places on Earth.



Stamp:

The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, 1916-1991
(Issued 21-12-2016)

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