Zaisan Memorial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Zaisan Memorial, in the in the duureg of Khan-Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia The Zaisan Memorial is a memorial located on a hilltop in Ulaanbaatar just south of the Tuul River. The monument honors allied Mongolian and Soviet soldiers killed in World War II. From the Zaisan Memorial visitors have great views of the entire city of Ulaanbaatar and the Tuul river.
Turtle Rock in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia
The “Turtle Rock” is a well known land mark in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia Terelj is one of the most visited national parks of Mongolia. This is mainly due to its proximity to Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia. However, it is a beautiful park and a good place for hiking and horseback riding. It’s also possible to spend the night in traditional Ger of Yurt tents.
Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin, Mongolia
Dark clouds above the Erdene Zuu Monastery near Kharkhorin in Mongolia Erdene Zuu is the oldest Buddhist monastery (dating back to the end of the 16th century) in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex forms a square of 400 by 400 meters. It is surrounded by a 7.5 meter high wall in which 108 stupas are incorporated. The complex is largely empty, as most of the buildings were demolished in 1939 by order of the communist leader Khorloogiin Choibalsan.
Young monks taking lessons in a yurt
Young monks in a small Buddhist school with classrooms in a yurt (or ger) in the Gobi Desert, south of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia
Young shepherds with cows in Mongolia
Young shepherds who keep a herd of cows together on their horses, somewhere on the plains south of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia Even young children are riding horses
Happy nomad family in Gobi Desert, Mongolia
A happy nomad family somewhere in the Gobi Desert south of Ulanbaataar, the capital of Mongolia Mongalian nomads live in tents called “Ger” of “Yurt”. Even in Ulanbaataar many people still live in Yurts.
Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar
The Temple of Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara at Gandantegchinlen Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Inside the temple one will find the impressive 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokiteśvara.