2018 Tian Shan travel: Part 43

2018 Tian Shan

August-September 2018 travel to Kazakhstan reviewed in 2021

Commentary from 2021

That post was my comments on the yurts as I was seeing them in Kazakhstan.

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Original post from 31.08.2018 is copied below.

Yurts. Plastic, though… a pity. But, on this trip I have seen normal yurts too!

Yurts are native to Central Asia. They are mostly known in the world from Mongolia and Kazakhstan, but apart from them, apparently also in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Siberian (Russian) republics of the region such as Tuva and Baikal region.

One interesting fact that I learned is that Kazakh yurts have round top, like a cupola, while Mongolian ones are much more steep, so the top looks a bit like a tent above the walls of the yurt. Mongolians call yurts “ger” – yurt is a Turkic word.

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