Mongolian Secret Rock

by Dzmitry Samakhvalau January. 30, 2007 5072 views

Secret Rock is a very interesting place of Central Mongolia. In fact, it is only a small stony bluff outstanding of other mountains. However, many thousand years ago the first ancient people chose it to draw different pictures with hunting and magic scenes. The Shamans did not allow simple people even to come near the Rock. Then the Buddhist monks proclaimed it as a holy place and left on the stones the Tibetan letters and signs. During the period of Socialism unbelieving tourists loved to draw their names and ribald graffito, sometimes over ancient pictures and signs. Nowadays, the Secret Rock is a part of the National Park and people are not able to write on the stones. The Buddhists bring blue ribbons and tourists touch to the Rock with a wish to receive a part of its holy force. Speaking the truth, I was little disappointed to see it, because I was waiting for something more grandiose. But local people told that the Secrete Rock is still inhabited with different spirits. That’s why they often view in the sky UFOs and meteors by their own eyes.

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 10 years, 1 month ago

Taihar Chulud

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Bagabandi 10 years, 1 month ago

This Rock name is Taihar

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Shahrouz Barzegar 10 years, 7 months ago

interesting your describtions and nice shots!

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Yanko V Fabila 10 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting, and you are right, they don´t look like much!

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Jorgen Dybdahl 10 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting text and photos!

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Suprit 10 years, 7 months ago

interesting story!!!!

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Richard S 10 years, 7 months ago

Nice pics, like the deep blue sky nad natural colours.

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