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Mongolia - Expo Aichi 2005

The theme of the Mongolian pavilion was "Development for Eco-Communities." In the past when pastoral nomadism was the mainstay of the economy, human activities were in harmony with nature, but with modernisation environmental problems and also the market economy have caused many concerns. The government seeks to introduce environmentally friendly technologies in its industries and agriculture so that the country's deep blue sky and clean, fresh air, which can be seen for miles, inherited from the time of Genghis Khan, can be passed on to future generations of Mongolians. The pavilion displayed products made from the country's natural resources in traditional and environmentally friendly ways. A fully furnished "ger", a portable dwelling used by the nomadic people of Mongolia, was on display, as well as traditional clothing, folk instruments and archaeological findings. Mongolian wrestling demonstrations were also held in this pavilion. Also not to be missed was khoomi, or Mongolian throat singing, a unique type of singing where a singer uses all aspects of the vocal organs to create a low and high pitch simultaneously.