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Hiking photos - A’ershan Forest National Park, October 2009

Occasionally we do trips to interesting places outside of Beijing, and in October we headed up to the A'ershan Forest National Park in Inner Mongolia. The area is amous for its volcanic landscapes, mountaintop lakes, deep forests, grasslands, rivers, and mineral-rich springs, and we spent 5 days exploring the scenery.

We picked a few of the best photos for this page; there are another forty or so in our A'ershan Forest National Park photo gallery.

Yurts on the grassland, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

Nomadic settlement on the grasslands.

Grassland, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

Nearby the Seven Fairy Lake.

Lake, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

The lake in the grasslands.

Hiking group, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

Hikers at one of the 'Heavenly Lakes' in the area.

Ridgeline, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

We did some hiking in the hills.

Trees, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

It was the right time of year to see amazing autumn colours.

Bridge, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

An old bridge.

Aershan Tianchi, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

The lake on the right of the picture was formed by a volcanic eruption.

Wagons, Beijing Hikers Aershan Forest National Park

Wagons on the grassland.

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