Etiquette

  • Touching shoes Should you accidentally step on someone’s foot, quickly shake their hand.
  • Meeting seniors When meeting a senior citizen, always ask about their health before beginning a conversation.
  • Bargaining Mongolians usually don’t bargain – the price stated is generally what you are expected to pay.
  • Gift giving Guests are usually expected to bring a gift when visiting a home; even flowers or sweets will suffice.
  • Dress Mongolians dress with pride; holes in clothing, especially socks, are considered to bring bad luck.
  • Demeanour Mongolians rarely show anger towards one another to get something accomplished. Always try to keep your cool.