#1Pic1Day: Lonely Planet (Mongolia, 2009)

Lonely Planet (Mongolia, 2009)

Lonely Planet (Mongolia, 2009)


Lonely Planet, Mongolia (2009)

In Mongolian shamanistic tradition, a lonely tree like this is believed to possess magical power or spit. People do respect and fear it at the same time. Mongolian people usually are not dare to get nearby, to camp under, needless to say to cut a sacred lonely tree.


Lonely Planet, Mongolia (2009)

Dalam kepercayaan shamanisme Mongolia, pohon yang berdiri sendiri seperti ini dipercaya memiliki kekuatan gaib atau roh, dan sangat dihormati sekaligus ditakuti. Orang Mongol biasanya tidak berani mendekati, berkemah di bawahnya, apalagi menebang pohon seperti ini.




Photo was taken in Khovsgol Aimag, Northern Mongolia.

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

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