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The Buddah of Zaisan, with the Zaisan memorial to the left.

The Buddah of Zaisan, with the Zaisan memorial to the left.

Erdene Zuu Monastery, Karakorum

The city of Kharkhorin of today is located at the same place where Genghis Khan had planned his capital. At the time, however, the city was only erected after his death. His grandson Kublai Khan then again moved his court to what today is Bejing in China.

Hotel Mongolia, Ulan Batar. I must go back and stay here - it's based on Karakorum, ancient capital built by one of the later khans of the Mongolian Empire.

I must go back and stay here - it's based on Karakorum, ancient capital built by one of the later khans of the Mongolian Empire.

The Reindeer people of Mongolia 703-06: Sanjim who is the male elder of the Tsaatan who live high in the mountains of northern Mongolia. Faces his biggest fear which is that the young people may decide to leave the taiga, and that old people like him will end up alone. Sanjim rides his reindeer on their summer range. Donna Todd/Lightmediation

Kenzo on a Reindeer - inspiration! A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last years. by reiternick

i lived here for 5 years in Ulan Batar, capital of Mongolia

i lived here for 5 years in Ulan Batar, capital of Mongolia

Sunset corral in the Blue River valley , Mongolia by Timothy Allen

But outside the large cities, where there is no wifi, no internet, no computer or even players - live the rest of humanity.

Mongolia

Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / View Of Ulaanbaatar and Zaisan Hill

These Mongolia pictures take you on a virtual tour. See Mongolian people, Genghis Khan, gers, volcanos, Ulan Bator and more.

The Parliment Building, Sukhbater Square, UB

The Parliment Building, Sukhbater Square, UB

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Self-taught photographer and anthropologist A Yin has spent years documenting the people of Inner Mongolia. This series shows nomad children in wild, unpaved grasslands, cradling livestock, proudly posing next to their yurts. Then, it shows the same children just a few years later, settled into the modern Chinese society, leaning on computer terminals and standing in urban squares.  “I feel a pain in my heart as I see it all change,” A Yin says. #colorevolution

Self-taught photographer and anthropologist A Yin has spent years documenting the people of Inner Mongolia. This series shows nomad children in wild, unpaved grasslands, cradling livestock, proudly posing next to their yurts. Then, it shows the same children just a few years later, settled into the modern Chinese society, leaning on computer terminals and standing in urban squares. “I feel a pain in my heart as I see it all change,” A Yin says. #colorevolution

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