Trans-Siberian: Ulaan Bataar to Irkutsk

It’s Sunday morning and we’re squashed into Ochidara Temple, one of the few Monasteries in Ulaan Bataar that wasn’t torn down during the Stalinist ‘purging’ of the country. During this period nearly 800 Buddhist temples were destroyed across Mongolia. Our guide Dava has bought us here, driving us out of the Darkhid Valley into the … Continue reading Trans-Siberian: Ulaan Bataar to Irkutsk