Yurt vs. Ger

In Kyrgyzstan the nomad tent is called a yurt, and in Mongolia the nomad tent is called a ger. Try to find the differences. First column is ger, second column is yurt.



Hover over pictures for answer. Keep reading for explanation.

Row 1 (wall): Ger walls are completely covered, and yurt walls aren’t.

Row 2 (roof): In a ger the roof is less sloped than in a yurt.

Row 3 (entrance): In a yurt it is a flap while in a ger it is a door.

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