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Mongolian Yurts are traditional homes used by Mongolians who are often nomadic and take their homes with them.

What is a Yurt?
A yurt or Ger (in Mongolian) is a circular dwelling that originates from the nomadic peoples of central Asia. Yurts have been used for thousands of years and they continue to be the main form of dwelling in the Mongolian Steppe. Nowadays, people live in yurts all over the world in every sort of climate.

Several variations of yurts have evolved but they all retain the common elements of the circular trellis walls and the dome roof with wooden strutts radiating out from the central wheel. Historically, the yurt would have been covered in animal hide, but today they are covered in canvas and are fully insulated in the walls and the roof with wool felt.

Yurts are lightweight, portable, easy to install and able to withstand high winds and extreme temperatures.  Mongolia’s temperature ranges from +45 degrees to –55.

Yurt Symbolism
For Mongolians the yurt is more than just a shelter, it represents the universe in microcosm. The roof is the sky and the central wheel is the sun. The smoke rising from the central stove represents the World Tree through which shamans travel to the higher world. In some shamanic rituals a tree is erected alongside the smoke flume for the shaman in his euphoric state to ascend to higher realms.

In Mongolia the interior layout of the yurt is always the same. The door always faces south and the sacred space is to the north. If the family is Buddhist the altar will be opposite the door, it is also the seat of honour for special guests. The west side of the yurt is the male side and the east is the female side and in the centre of the yurt is the fire, which is the most sacred place of all. The southern side is the least honoured spot where young people, sick and servants sit. Movement inside of the yurt must be in accordance with the sun in a clockwise direction.

Check out Mongolian Yurts at Great Glen Holidays just outside Fort William with amazing views of Ben Nevis...
Great Glen Yurts
Great Glen Yurts is an eco yurt camp in a woodland riverside setting at the foot of Ben Nevis. Our hand painted authentic Mongolian yurts are set on a beautiful organic farm in the highlands of Scotland. Each yurt has unbelievably sensational views of the North Face of Ben Nevis and are also just a stone's throw away from some of the best mountain bike tracks in the World at Nevis Range. Experience staying on a working highland farm with Hebridean sheep, highland cows an array of beautiful horses. There is trout fishing and horse riding available on the farm. Our unique accommodation is a great way to experience all the joys of camping and getting back to nature without compromising on comfort. There is a well equipped communal rustic kitchen and open fire pit for BBQ's. We have a shower/ toilet block with piping hot showers - perfect for relaxing after a day on the hill. Experience "living in the round" and living in the wilds in our private ecocamp. The camp is run on ecological principles with wood burning stoves and low impact “buildings”. The mission of the business is to promote low impact tourism, natural living and generate creative ideas around sustainable lifestyle, personal transformation and community living. As well as offering unique accommodation, we host courses, creative workshops, retreats and outdoor sports immersion holidays. All this right in front of Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the British Isles, and only 4 miles from Fort William town centre. Find us on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/greatglenyurts 
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