The Namjilyn Norovbanzad monuments
Ikh Gazryn Chuluu, Mongolia
The Namjilyn Norovbanzad monuments Ikh Gazryn Chuluu Reviews
Worth it for the view Aug 23, 2011
Located at a few minutes’ drive from Töv Borjiagan ger camp are two monuments dedicated to the Mongolian singer Namjilyn Norovbanzad.
She lived from 1931 till 2002, In the late 1990s, she helped introduce the traditional Mongolian ‘long song’ to the world. A ‘long song’ doesn’t mean the song is long (even though some of them can be), but because each syllable of text is extended for a long duration. A song of four minutes may only consist of as little as ten words.
The first monument is a concrete stage, which is used for occasional performances (which is a bit weird, it is in the absolute middle of nowhere!). The stage is surrounded by high rocks which makes the acoustic so good that a singer doesn’t need a microphone.
When you are standing on the stage, you can see the other monument, which is situated on a high hill. This modern construction has been built here to honour Namjilyn Norovbanzad as well. The views from this monument are breathtaking.
Part of the Mongolia 2011 travel blog
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