Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mongolia - Part III

Not much can be told about Mongolian architecture, since most sites have been destroyed. Only a few temples remain.

This one is near Kharkhorin, the old capital. It's called Erdene Zuu and it was the first Buddhist monastry ever to be built in Mongolia:
Two of four turtle statues remain outside the walls. Turtles are thought to be bearers of good luck.

This one is in Tsetserleg in the Arkhangai region on a very rainy day.

Bogd Khan's Winter Palace in Ulaanbatar:

Mile Zero in Sukhbatar Square in Ulaanbatar: