Wolfgang's photos with the Tsagaan-Ovoo

Night camp near the Ancient City

Night camp near the Ancient City
We camped some steps away from the Kherlenbar Ancient City and had the pleasure to visit this tower in sunset light.
Added on September 18, 2009

Ancient town in the sunset light

Ancient town in the sunset light
The Kherlenbars was a very big town in Qidan period, when in 10th and 11th century Qidans established their state.
In 1731, traveler from Ching Dynasty visited in Mongolia. He hoted Ancient town Bars located in Setsen Khan aimag.
Mongolian archaeologists…
Added on September 18, 2009

Nomad visitor from a nearby Ger

Nomad visitor from a nearby Ger
Snoopy nomad people come after a short while looking what we're doing and expecting some cigarets, a sip of Vodka and a small talk with our guide or driver because they only speak their own slang in the Mongolian language.
Added on September 18, 2009

Kherlen Bar Khot

Kherlen Bar Khot
is the location of some small-scale ruins and a 10m-high tower from a 12th-century city, once part of the ancient state of Kitan. We later could see a picture of the tower in National Museum in Ulaanbaatar.
Added on September 18, 2009

Muddy path through the endless veldt

Muddy path through the endless veldt
We had to follow the dirt track in direction to our destination. Many other tracks crossing or passing the track we are on the way but sudden it could happen that the track we went, goes in wrong direction to the right or left. We'd to return and we went…
Added on September 18, 2009

An Ovoo on the way

An Ovoo on the way
When travelling, it is custom to stop and circle an ovoo three times in clockwise direction, in order to have a safer journey. Usually, rocks are picked up from the ground and added to the pile. Also, one may leave offerings in the form of sweets, money,…
Added on September 18, 2009

Nomads livestock breeding

Nomads livestock breeding
Mongolian nomads means of transportation are the horses (and sometimes camels). A child in the age of 4 years already has to learn how to handle and to ride an horse.
Added on September 18, 2009

Mongolian horses rest at the veldt

Mongolian horses rest at the veldt
In Mongolia, the horses live outdoors all year (at 30°C in summer down to -40°C in winter) and search for food on their own. The mare's milk is processed into the national beverage Airag, and some animals are slaughtered for meat. Other than that, they se…
Added on September 18, 2009

Herders Ger on the way to Tsagaan-Ovoo

Herders Ger on the way to Tsagaan-Ovoo
Nomads in Mongolia keep mainly cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and camels. Horses are their transportation. It was thought that horses are more fundamental than cars or even walking. In fact, there is no word for "walking" in their language (Shonandai Cultu…
Added on September 18, 2009

Dark clouds bring heavy rain

Dark clouds bring heavy rain
Weaver situations change in short time and makes driving on the muddy paths very difficult.
Added on September 18, 2009

Lunch break before heavy rain to Tsagaan-Ovoo

Lunch break before heavy rain to Tsagaan-Ovoo
Warm meal is prepared in minutes for a half an hours lunch break.
Added on September 18, 2009