A stop on our Eastern Mongolian #roa#roadtrip> Est. 1654, the remote #BaldanBereeven #Monastery was intended to offer a #pilgrimage site for #steppe Buddhists who could not travel to #Lumbini, #Buddha’s birthplace. At its height an estimated 7000 lama-monks were living and studying here, and the main temple was possibly one of the largest buildings in #Mongolia. Around the monastery we found a short walk with stone carvings of different Buddhas and mantras, including a rock formation symbolising rebirth, which was an exisiting spiritual site of the animist #nomads in the #Khentii Region. Sadly, other than the main monastery which has been restored most of the buildings are #ruins, destroyed in the 1930s by Stalinist purges, which also raised the village and murdered most of the monks. 🏯 . . . #InSteppe #visitMongolia #travelMongolia #driveMongolia #roadtrip #Buddhism #history #packersguide #wandertheworld #remotedestinations #beautifuldestinations #venturefarandwide #instaadventurer #takemetoMongolia #historymatters #catsofinstagram #catsofworld #atlasobscura #travelstories
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Lhongor Sand Dunes
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Khongor Sand Dunes
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Stayed with a family in a ger camp. Learned how to milk a cow 🙈😅 this was amazing!
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Sunset in the gobi desert with some flower #khongor
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Sometimes, we travel with people we know. ✈️ Othertimes, we travel to know people we don't. 🇲🇳 Very glad that we explored, survived and conquered West Mongolia together. 🏔 May the journey, the experience and friendship stay till the end of days. 🍻
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Genghis Khan is a name that resonates with all who have heard of his harrowing exploits. History books portray him as a brutal emperor who massacred millions of Asian and Eastern European people. However, he also practiced religious and racial tolerance, and his Mongolian Empire valued the leadership of women. Khan also brought law and civilization to Mongolia and is regarded as a hero in his native land. Pic Credit:@tacksoon #photosafarimongolia #escapetomongolia #farrowtomongolia #exploremongolia #visitmongolia #mongolia #streetphotography #ulaanbaatar
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