7 comments on “Our Annual Mongolian Khorkhog

  1. Looks amazing! Especially the eagle! Wrestling looks very serious…There’s actually a Mongolian restaurant in my neighbourhood in Tokyo because of all the Mongolians living nearby training to be sumo wrestlers. Might have to give it a try!

    • Hi Adam, The rules here are similar to those in sumo, and with virtually every boy in the nation getting involved in wrestling from an early age it’s no surprise a few of the best have gravitated to Japan and found success in one of Japan’s most revered sports.

  2. Okay, now I’m confused. Yellowstone was supposed to be the World’s first National Park, therefore the oldest. The concept of the National Park was an American idea. Right?

    • Hi Doug, Well, apparently it depends on who you ask. Established by the Mongolian government in 1778, Bogd Khan Uul (Park) predates the establishment of Yellowstone National Park by 94 years. In fact, it’s place as an area to be protected from extractive industry dates all the way back to the 1500’s. However, even some Mongolian literature doesn’t recognize the 1778 date, placing Mongolia’s most recently recognized national park at a more recent 1974.

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