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The traditional dwelling place of the Mongolian people, called a ger.
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A ger close up
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The entrance of Erdene Zhu Monastery. The first Buddhist center in Mongolia, built in 1586 by one of the sons of Ghengis Kahn It was built from the ruins of the former capitol called Kara Korum which was destroyed by the Manchus.
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A small pagoda in Erdene Zhu Monastery.
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A larger pagoda in the monastery.
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A stupa at Erdene Zhu Monastery
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The main building where monks were holding a service while we were there.
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A family that invited us into their ger for tea.
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A mother Yak and her baby.
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A woman milking a sheep.
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A common sight everywhere in Mongolia. The bones of an animal left where it died.
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An ovoo, a sacred pile of stones and animal bones and skulls seen everywhere in Mongolia. Part of the shaman religion.
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Wild camels. A common sight in the countryside of Mongolia.
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A building at Gandantegchinlen Monastery in the city of Ulaanbataar. It was built in 1840. It has four temples with approximately 150 monks in residence.
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A pagoda at Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
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Prayer wheels at the monastery.
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Some Buddhist statues at Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
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An example of Chinese architecture at Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
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A statue of a national hero in Sukhbaatar Square, the center of Ulaanbataar.
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A street scene in Ulaanbataar.
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Soldiers from a special battalion marching in red and blue uniforms outside Central Stadium in Ulaanbataar where the Naadam festival is held.
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Inside the stadium where the festivities began.
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The president of Mongolia, N. Bagabandi. The second president of Mongolia. He has served now more then 5 years. I ran into him and his entourage outside the stadium as I was strolling around taking pictures.
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This guy saw me taking pictures and asked if I would take a picture of him. He was dressed in western style clothes quite different from Mongolian traditional dress.
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Donkey cart outside the Central Stadium in Ulaanbataar where the Naadam festival is taking place.
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A typical oriental scene.
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Archery at the Naadam Festival.
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Two boys at the racing event at the Naadam Festival.
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A ger camp at the horse racing site.
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Riding horses at the big horse race.
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A family coming to the horse races.
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Coming to the races.
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Coming to the races.
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Coming to the races.
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One of the racers.
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People riding around on their horses.
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Another boy racer.
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A typical sight leaving the horse racing area.
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Happy faces on a crowded bus heading to Ulaanbataar after the horse races.
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A statue of Lenin near Hotel Ulaanbataar where we stayed.
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A kiosk near the hotel.
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