Here is the fifth thread about my train journey, in last july, from Moscow to Beijing.
The links towards the four first threads :
- the first thread (about Moscow) :http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185517
- the second thread (about Siberia) :http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185578
- the third thread (about the Baikal):http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185653
- the fourth thread (about the journey from Irkoutsk to Ulan Bator) :http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185825
First, what about some music for the ambience :
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See the reason of this particuliar choice at the end of the thread...
1- Let's start by the surroundings of Ulan Bator. Here is the Transmongolian, but seen behind the windows of a bus :
3- Some huge antennas near Ulan Bator :
5- Police checkpoint ?
6- French chocolates !
7- Eagles :
8- Entering a very touristic valley, not far from Ulan Bator :
9- Budhist monument. We were supposed to go three times around this stones heap while throwing stones on it to make it bigger. It brings luck.
11- Goats and sheeps on the hills :
12- While we go further into the valley, there is not a true road anymore, just an earth track. Here is the "Turtle Rock" :
15- Continuing by foot towards our place of accomodation, deep in the valley :
16- Meeting some Mongolian riders on the way :
17- And some cute little cows :
19- They have ladas there too !
20- And some yaks :
21- Ah... the quiet rural life of Switzer... Mongolia !
24- Our yurts for one night :
26- Leaving back the valley, the next day :
27- Lot of people in Mongolia :
29- Passing in front of a muslim cemetery on the way back to Ulan Bator :
30- Lot of cars, there was probably some funerals that day :
32- Some kind of military base along the road :
33- Again the transmongolian seen from the bus :
35- A budhist temple in Ulan Bator (there was a huge statue inside the temple but we couldn't take picture of it without paying) :
38- Buildings going up in Ulan Bator :
39- In a great restaurant of Ulan Bator :
40- The view from my hotel room :
41- Other views :
42- Tower blocks :
43- Abandonned (?) budhist temple :
44- On the great square of Ulan Bator :
47- Mongolian parliament :
48- Mongolian skyscraper :
49- Mongolian hero :
50- Mongolian stock exchange :
51- Mongolian svastikas :
53- The State Department store, the central meeting point for every tourist visiting Mongolia (Chinese, Russian, French, etc.) :
55- Consummation at its best !
56- Another building near the store :
57- Various pictures of the city :
61- Kids playing football in the street :
62- That's the amount I had to pay for my dinner in an Ulan Bator restaurant. It's not as expensive as it appears... it's just that Mongolian love bank notes !
63- This "signal" graffiti was everywhere in the city... very strange :
64- Gang sign ? Let's go to google to have an answer !
Next part : Leaving Ulan Bator and experiencing the Gobi desert.
Coming soon !