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The Lone Buddhist Monk Who Stood Against The Communists And Saved His Temple (Video)

One man can make a difference. Full disclosure: There is no fist fighting in this docu-vignette. This monk fought Communist aggression against his temple in a different way, but he definitely stood his ground.

Very few of Mongolia’s Buddhist temples survived the Soviet era. But one particular temple in Erdenetsogt still stands thanks to the efforts of one monk, who risked a long prison sentence to save it.
– Great Big Story


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Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: The Food, Festivals, & People Of Mongolia (Video)

Another Fresh Off The Boat with Eddie Huang. Hilarity and insight pepper over a culture and history lesson… you know how Eddie do. We certainly post enough of his videos on here. And we will continue to do so as long as he keeps hitting us with incredible travel content like this.

In this episode of Fresh Off the Boat, Eddie heads to Mongolia to take part in the Naadam festival, which celebrates the “three manly sports” — archery, horse racing, and Mongolian wrestling. Then he chats up some camel herders (politics) over a cup of home-brewed camel vodka. Eddie goes on to check out a meat market, an outdoor metal festival, and making some modern restaurant cuisine…and there will be sheep eyeballs (tasty). All this, and Eddie even makes an appearance on Mongol TV later.

Three parts… start above; and continue after the jump.

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