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Mongolian folk song: Aobao Xianghui
Updated: 2009-08-14 11:50



There is a famous Mongolian folk song in China named Aobao Xianghui (Let's Meet at the Aobao), which almost all Chinese people can sing. The song describes a young fellow anxiously waiting for his girlfriend beside an Aobao on a peaceful night under a beautiful full moon.

 "Aobao" means heaps of stones. Aobao worship involves praying for good weather and safety for both humans and livestock. The Aobao is mainly located on top of mountains, and is a pile of stones or clods, with colorful strips or paper hung on top. Rituals of the Aobao include clan worship, family worship, and village, county and league worship. There are different Aobao worship forms.

Mongolian folk song: Aobao Xianghui

A tourist rides horse near an Aobao in Inner Mongolia August 4, 2009. [Xinhua]

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