These pictures of central Mongolia were all taken on a visit to Mongolia in August 2004.
The trip covered a triangle, from Ulaanbataar to the White Lake (Terkin Tsaagan Nuur) some 650 km. to the west, then some 350 km. south-east to Tsagan Ovoo in the northern Gobi, and then some 350 km. north-east back to Ulaanbataar
The images may be used freely without further application provided that a reference is made to mongolia-pictures.co.uk
(together with a link if the image is used on a website)
and that the copyright is acknowledged 2004 Piers Nicholson.
Higher resolution images are avialable on application to info@mongolia-pictures.co.uk
The trip was excellently organised by Panoramic Journeys Ltd; if you are considering a trip to Mongolia,
please ask them for their brochure

Please also look at our flowers page which has over 100 pictures of flowers we saw on the way

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Sukhbaatar Square

Wedding group in the square



Statue of Damding Sukhbaatar













Monastery-museum of Choijin Lama







State Department Store

Musical entertainment









Dancing







Contortionists















Loading up

Camels in transit











Approaching our first ger camp

Moltsoy Els ger camp

Inside a ger









Watching a wolf



Takhi horses







Roadside stupa







In a 'guanz' - a local cafe







Approaching Khogno Khaan







Walking to Urgun Khiid monastery











Karina's birthday - the celebrations begin





Urgun Khiid monastery

Continuing the walk





Ruins of earlier monastery







Anar ger camp, near Karakorum

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Musicians gathering





Musicians playing



Contortionist



Early morning view of Anar ger camp

Near Anar ger camp









Anar ger camp








Yaks crossing river















Outside Erdene Zuu Khiid monastery



Some of the 108 stupas















Call to worship



Gathering for worship



Inside Lavrin Sum











More of the 108 stupas





Turtle rock

One of Karina's splendid picnics

On the road again

















Roadside ger camp











































Approaching Tsenker Khalum Us

















Tsenker Khalum Us camp





Tsenkher Khalum Us camp







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Approaching Tsetserleg






















Another guanz



















First view of Great White Lake



Enigma ger camp







Near Great White Lake

Walking along the lake























...and over a ridge



































Mongolian treat





With friends in their ger































Approaching Khorgo ger camp

Khorgo ger camp





Next day - walk to Khorgo Uul volcano























Stoking the stove in the ger







Another roadside shrine




























Fairview restaurant, Tsetserleg

Tsetserleg



Tsetserleg museum

















































































Back at Tsenker Khalum Us camp

Next day - milking the yaks

































Bayan Gobi camp









Next day - walk from Bayan Gobi



























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Another lovely picnic



















On to the dunes






























Making felt for gers





Back at Bayan Gobi





Last evening together













The main road to Arvayheer - tarmac!





















Our driver stocks up on mare's milk



We leave the tarmac for ever

Standing stone







We leave the road to inspect an outcrop of white rocks











Our first picnic on our own - in the middle of nowhere









A demonstration of a well in the middle of the desert



Miles of Gobi - we just drive straight across it



















On our way to Saihan Ovoo





Shopping in the main store

Car radiator covered with flying things







Tsagaan Ovoo - the dried river bed







Ger camp at Tsagaan Ovoo











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The very large old monastery at Tsagaan Ovoo





Wall of dried mud bricks













Our morning walk looking down on the dry river bed











The second monastery at Tsagaan Ovoo - this one still active in parts











A concrete ibex guards the hilltop











All that remains of the river - downstream from Tsagaan Ovoo





Leaving Tsagaan Ovoo after a jump start for a flat battery









A particularly inhospitable landscape

Herd of Bactrian camels























The only two people we saw all day on our way to Erdenedenalay























Just outside Erdenedenalay we give a lift to this man who has a ger overlooking the lake







First view of Erdenedenalay, an ancient town of camel-herders

Locally-made handicrafts

We are tkaen to lunch by our driver

and we eat yak-burdgers

Out for the day with wife and daughter

Leaving Erdenedenalay





Cross-country to visit a frie



















































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