Getting ready to board the train the train to Ulan
Bator, Mongolia at the Beijing Railway station.
Inside the train compartment. There are 4 people to
Instructions for the toilet on our Mongolian train.
The diesel engine for our Mongolian train. The symbol
on the front of the train is the Mongolian national symbol.
Ahlem, from France, was one of my travel companions.
Zhang Qiao, from China, was another of my travel companions.
The main Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, called
'Ganden', is in Ulan Bator Mongolia. Ganden is named after the
famous Ganden monastery of Lhasa, Tibet.
One of the other buildings at Ganden Monastery, Ulan
Roof tops at Ganden Monastery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
A small temple at Ganden Monastery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came Ulan Bator,
Mongolia on August 22, 2006. Just 2 days after I had left.
Mongolians walking around a stupa at Ganden Monastery,
Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Chinese style buildings at Ganden Monastery, Ulan
A large pray wheel at Ganden Monastery, Ulan Bator,
An old trailer in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Men talking in central Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Ulan Bator has a population of about 800,000 but many
people live in yurts.
A image of Genghis Khan on the hills outside of Ulan
Taking a bus out to Terelj National Park to the west
of Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
We stayed in this yurt for 3 nights in a place near
the famous 'turtle rock'.
Often Mongolians will have a small house to cook food
in or store things in, but they will sleep and live in their
We took a couple hour horse ride to the home of our
friends mother's house.
Even though Mongolians often live in yurts, they may
have a car that they use to get to town.
Our host getting one of the horses ready.
One of the children of the family.
Our guide for the horse trip on the right.
Zhang Qiao on horse back.
A distant monastery.
Ray taking a self-portrait while on horse back.
An old coral in the forest.
Prayer flags and a pile of offering stones at the
top of a pass.
A feast of tasty food was prepared for us for lunch.
After lunch, looking out of the yurt into the horse
Sain, a modern Mongolian woman, on horseback with
her mobile phone.
Returning back to our yurts.
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