- While they are predominantly Muslim, they also worship animals such as the wolf, eagle and swan and plants such as the snow lily.
- The men farm and hunt, while the women deliver lambs (? help the sheep to have babies I guess?), milk the sheep and goats, make yogurt and milk tea.
- They have 2 food groups: the red foods (horse meat, mutton, beef, camel meat) and white foods (bread, milk, cheese and yogurt)
- They are very hospitable, and will share their yurt with anyone passing through.
- Just in case you are in the market, a yurt can cost up to 10,000 RMB, which is about $1430 USD, but the average price is about 2000 RMB ($285 USD).
Once we arrived to the place (I guess it is the equivalent of a National Park), we rode another small golf-car type bus up to the entrance. As we were getting off there was a monkey that ran out of the trees to the parking lot- the kids LOVED it and Vivi thought we were going to the zoo:). We hiked for a bit and then arrived at the breathtaking view of snow-covered mountains towering over a frozen lake- obviously appropriately named! We hiked around for about an hour and let the kids run around in the very rocky terrain. The air was so clean- it felt so fresh compared to the big cities we had been in.