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The Mother Tree in Shaamar, Mongolia

Although Buddhism is the most widespread practiced religion in Mongolia, Shamanism is alive and well. Often, the two religions blend into one, and landmarks throughout Mongolia testify to this. The Eej Mod or "Mother Tree" in Shaamar is one stand-out example. Its fame spread beyond Mongolia and worshippers from Japan, Korea and China come from afar to pay homage to the Mother Tree.
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