Posted by: rob | June 13, 2007

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

These photos are from in and around Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Lots more for when we get home, a long time in the future.

Zaisan Memorial. The Soviets built this to show their might and power.

“Awar” (?) on Zaisan memorial. Locals circle around the memorial three times, throwing a rock each time for “energy”.

Kim at a Ger in Gandan Monastery.
Manzushir Khiid. A monastery since the 1700s, it was destroyed in the 1930s by the Soviets.
Horses and Ger. Complete with a Trabant car in the background.
Turtle Rock in Terelj national park. Can you see a turtle? We pretended that we could.

– Rob



  1. Hello you two… Are you mad… I can definatley see a turtle! In fact it’s the most turtle-ly looking bit of rock I have ever seen. X

  2. I can see a turtle! But then we’re just back from Tenerife which is turtle land. Our next door neighbours were two turtles.

    Sean says it’s more of a tortoise. But I think that’s just a land-bound turtle so I going to say he agrees with me.

  3. The turtle’s obvious! He’s facing right. Quite a good likeness, given it’s hewn from rock.

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