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.

One of the ridges.

                                    A spectral yak.

                                                         The mountains of the moon?

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