Ulaan Bataar – Mongolia’s capital. On to Russia, westwards to Lake Baikal and Irkutsk, Siberia’s very own Venice.
Mass tourism in Mongolia? You wouldn’t believe it. But it’s reality. It’s Nadaam time. A tribute to some rather unusual days in Mongolia’s remote countryside.
In June 2017 we travelled in 22 days through China – from Lao (Mohan border) to Mongolia (Ehrenhot). A total of approx. 5’600km. Here some practical information about the journey.
A trip thru grasslands to the historic and cultural center of Mongolia. Visits to the local Nadaam festival where real men can proof their superiority to anything else on this world. Kharkhorin, 5th July The proud capital of Arveikheer district. Not nicer than any other town we’ve seen so far. On 1 side…
Tsetserleg, Mongolia; 7th July
A drive thru the Gobi. Often thru a green landscape, in rainy weather. The desert reminds us of a golf course. Then northwards to Central Mongolia.
The hell a lot of rain in Beijing. So slightly limited sightseeing. On to the Province of Inner Mongolia, across the border to real Mongolia. Then we just follow the small tracks leading us to the Gobi desert. Beijing, 23th June After 1 night in Datong we leave this strange place with its newly constructed…
The big rush thru China. Thanx to the obligation to go on an expensive guided tour. From Laos to Mongolia in just 22 days, sightseeing included. Now from Kunming thru Sichuan Province to Xi’An. A visit to the easternmost town of the Silk Road. Then northwards to China’s coal belt. Some 3000km in just a little over 1 week.
Back to China. A border crossing into China in no time. Thru southern Yunnan Province with a visit to the famous Yuangyang Terraces to finally reach Kunming.
Hibernation is definitely over. We have to get used to our on-going trip.
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