Trans-Siberian Railway - Trans-Mongolian Route (Chapter)
This is the Trans-Mongolian Route chapter from Lonely Planet’s Trans Siberian Railway guidebook.
The Trans-Mongolian route is the most diverse leg of the cross-continental journey, cutting across three distinct cultures, landscapes and languages. It includes some of the most awe-inspiring sights of the long journey.
- Spotting rare wild horses at Khustain National Park where the Przewalski horse roams free
- Staring in wonder at the 51,000 Buddhist statues inside the Yungang Caves near Dàtóng
- Enjoying a meal of boiled mutton, dried curds and fermented mare’s milk in a herders’ ger (yurt) on the vast Mongolian steppes
- Attending a mystical ceremony at the country’s largest and liveliest monastery, Ulaanbaatar’s Gandan Khiid
- Browsing through the weird and wonderful collection of stuffed animals, curios and artefacts at Ulaanbaatar’s Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kyakhta, Russia, Ulaanbaatar, Around Ulaanbaatar, Èrlián (Erenhot), China and Dàtóng, China.
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