Photographer's Note

The terms yurt and ger are interchangeable and describe the traditional portable Mongolian habitation consisting of a wooden frame and felt walls.

Many tourists want to stay in gers in the countryside, and so tour companies are catering to this popular demand by setting up ger camps with simple but adequate facilities.
This is the view of one of them, an ideal place, mountains looming in the horizon, green hills , the Tuul River and horses

About living in gers
Nearly all herders live in white gers (felt-lined tents, yurt in Russian), a characteristic sight throughout Mongolia. Each family has their own ger.

Even in towns and cities many people still live in gers. In many cases they live in a regular house in summer, but move to a ger in winter, as they are easier to heat. Usually they build a fence around the yard, in which people may have some livestock or even a garden.

Unfortunately this is changing fast for the worse ( from the tourist point of view ), young people want to live in cities, mainly when they are near some of the few ones Mongolia has

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Additional Photos by Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2088 W: 17 N: 4179] (17070)
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