Monday, April 13, 2009
Some 60 kms northwest of Ulaanbaatar, on one of the rare paved roads of the country, is Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. The Soviet-era concrete blocks and new construction projects of the city soon turn into shacks and fenced-in gers (yurts). Then, before long, the scenery becomes rolling steppe land.
Note the rock in the background - Turtle Rock. This is the most famous site of the national park.
At the end of the road the land of herder camps and settlements begins.