VIDEO – Mongolia – Ger

Last modified 10.12.2022 | Published 31.05.2011Mongolia, North, Central and East Asia, Videos

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This is a video from inside and outside a Mongolian Ger. It is a traditional portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling.

This is from Wikipedia. The traditional yurts (from the Turkic languages) or gers (Mongolian) are still in use by several distinct nomadic groups in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure consists of an angled assembly or latticework of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), in addition to a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam-bent.

The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. A tension band prevents the wall of self-supporting yurts from from spreading. This opposes the force of the roof ribs. Modern yurts may be permanent structures on a wooden platform. Some may use modern materials such as steam-bent wooden framing or metal framing, canvas or tarpaulin, plexiglass dome, wire rope, or radiant insulation.

Audio: Mongolian Throat Song

First, watch this video from a ger, then continue to read about the visit.

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