Terelj Park Mongolia – Photo of the Week

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Mongolian boy in Terelj Park

One of the best things about doing a Ger to Ger trip in Mongolia is that you get full access to the families and the culture.  You learn, you communicate, your spread knowledge and understanding.  I have another ulterior motive though – staying with families in their gers give you great access for photography.  The families are always eager to show you their lives and share and they do love to have their photos taken.  Whenever I return to Ulaanbaatar after a Ger to Ger trip I always get the family photos reprinted and then take them back to the Ger to Ger office so that they can send them to the families.  Each family I visited has a great photo album of images tourists/guests have sent them.  I’m simply happy to be a part of that process of providing them some memories that they wouldn’t otherwise have.

May latest Ger to Ger trip to Terelj Park in Mongolia yielded these results.  It’s good to know that these same pictures are safely tucked away in a book in their ger which they will show off to other visitors – sort of like the circle of life.

Where do you go to find authentic travel and great photos ops?

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Men relax outside their ger

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A lone tree in Terelj Park at sunset


Brothers hold tight

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Horses tethered in the park


Sewing inside a ger

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Ox and tree

boys and kitten

Cuddling kitten

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Ger in Terelj Park

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Making booz

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Mongolian Ovoo (sacred place)


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17 Comments so far

  1. Sophie says:

    Wonderful photos, especially the one of the two brothers!

  2. Audrey says:

    Beautiful photos! And it looks like such a personal and fulfilling experience. These photos make me want to visit Mongolia now!

  3. These are lovely photos, and I love the diversity of shots. That one of the two boys cuddling a kitten is so cute. :)

  4. Ross says:

    Great photos! Mongolia just move up on my list of places to visit. Love the sky and clouds.

  5. Maria says:

    This collection of photos shows the richness to be found there. great job!

  6. Emilia says:

    Simply beautiful. I’m loving these mongolian posts.
    Big hug!

  7. Alouise says:

    I love these photos, they’re so striking. Mongolia looks beautiful.

  8. Pete says:

    Beautiful pictures as always Sherry. I love the first one and the expression on her face :)

  9. Hotel Wala says:

    Superb!!The clarity of the images are awesome.Indeed Mongolia is an awesome place to tour.

  10. WOWOWOW Mongolia is my dream destination!

  11. Lauren says:

    Was your Ger to Ger an organised trip? I have been looking at some but I’m not really sure where to start or how to find out the quality of the tour. Thanks!

  12. Looks like Shangri-La in southwestern China! I was just there a couple months ago and your photos look just like mine.

    I had this feeling that the landscape there more resembled some place like Mongolia, even though I’ve never been there! Great shots, Sherry!

  13. Ivana says:

    I am absolutely impressed by the photos!!!
    Mongolia is my dream country to visit… thanks for fabulous insight to the country :)

  14. Urangoo says:

    I am from Mongolia. By watching these pictures I really miss my country and its beautiful landscape! (Currently, studying in US). Riding on the back of the horse, speeding wherever you want, feeling the wind towards your cheeks and listening to the nature sounds talking to you…. I always tell my friends that you can feel the real freedom there, in Mongolia

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