Tsaatan people and Reindeer

The Tsaatans are a small Tuvan reindeer herders community living in northern corner of Mongolia. The name Tsaatan means “people who have reindeer” in the Mongolian language. They speak the Dukhan language which is endangered only spoken among the reindeer herders. Tsaatan’s lifestyle differs from other people around the world. Their daily chores are tied…

Tuvkhun Monastery

Mongolian High Saint and first Bogd Zanabazar was smitten by the beautiful and unique nature of this place in 1648 when he was 14 years old. In 1651, he built a stone-walled small house to practice meditation and named it Dubkhan or House for Creation. Through time this word became Tuvkhun. Tuvkhun Monastery is located on…