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Ongiin Khiid | Panorama with destroyed monastery
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In this particularly arid part of the Gobi, vegetation concentrates to the valley bottom. The Buddhist monastery, extending on both sides of the valley formed by the river Ongiin Gol, dates back to the 18th century. It was destroyed in 1937 and partly restored in the 1990s.

Tuesday 15 July 2014 by Martin Mergili in Asia / Mongolia (2252 visits)