Bayan-Olgii, is a “Kazakh province’ and it is here that their culture
persevered despite communist oppression for much of the 20th century.
The dominant feature of western Mongolia is the Mongol Altai
mountain range, which stretches from Russia through Bayan-Olgi
down to the Gobi desert. One of the oldest, most revered and spectacular
activity for the Kazakh people, passed down from generation to generation,
is hunting with trained eagles.
Bayan Ulgii, Mongolia