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News for tourist's - 2014
Altargana - Buryat people festival Jul 18 – 21, 2014
A bi-annual festival of the Buryat (Buriad) ethnic people.
This year the festival will take place in Dadal sum of the Khenti aimag (province), the birth place of Chinggis Khan.
The festival celebrates the culture traditions and history of the Buryat people. The festival events will include folk and contemporary songs, traditional costumes, fairy tales, poetry, wrestling, archery, beauty contests and more. The name Altargana is derived from an extremely durable yellow color plant symbolizing a flower of eternity and thus the Buryat people.
Other names of the plant are: Altan-Khargana, Solidago, Goldenrods.
The festival moves each time from city to city within the Buryat ethnic people region, in north Mongolia, southern Siberia, and north China.
New flight route from France/Paris to Ulaanbaatar by Hunnu Air, during summer - From June 2014 to August 2014 every Monday and Friday. Cost about EUR1,000.
The Khankh/Mondy border crossing north of Khovsgol lake is open to all tourists. Open 8:00-18:00.
A new direct flight from Frankfurt Germany to Mongolia,
by MIAT starting April 2014, every Thursday and Sunday.
Visa free for 30 days for Germans, effective 2014.
Turkish Airlines operates a new flight route from Istanbul through Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to Ulan Bator.
HUNNU Air will operate domestic and international flights.
West Mongolia / China border crossing
The border crossing between west Mongolia and west China is now open for all passport holders.
See Bulgan border for a complete description, regulations and maps.
Naadam - July 2013 event details.
The 2014 event details will be published at the end of June 2014.
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