PanAsia Panorama – Mongolia
Yes it’s panorama time again! Mongolia certainly provided plenty of opportunities for panoramas. Although I had only four days limited to Ulaan Baatar and a tour that took me to Terelj and the giant statue of Genghis Khan which you can get inside, I still managed to snap quite a few.
Ulaan Baatar is a strange but not unpleasant city. I was able to climb to the top of a hill on the outskirts of town where you can find the Zaison Monument, and from here you get a real sense of the growing capital of Mongolia. You can see quite a bit of building going on in this city where 70% of the Mongolian population apparently live.
I spent a night sleeping in a Ger (Yurt/circular Central Asian tent) in Terelj, a settlement which mostly deals with tourists. The mountains are stunning there, it was utterly freezing the first day, barely zero degrees and much less at night, and then the next morning – around 15 degrees at 8am!
There was also a very interesting temple up a hill as well.
So there you have it – Mongolia looks pretty special stretched across the screen! Thanks for reading, and May the Journey Never End!