A Morin Khuur is a two-stringed instrument played upright on your lap with a bow of stallion hair. This one is resting on a peg inside a yurt.
It was played in the evening at nomadic structures in the middle of vast plains. In a city, a poster of a Morin Khuur was plastered alongside a main street. I couldn’t get far trying to play one. The strings are set high.
Here is a 4-minute concert of the Morin Khuur accompanied throat singing.
To put this instrument in modern context, here are some other sights in Mongolia.
I recommend this four-minute travelogue for more on the Morin Khuur.
Buy it. Read it. Let me know what you think. –TMLL