A wondeful view and a great landscape. Looks very fine.
I think these kind of statues are mostly bronze age old and they mark places where belonged to nomads.
No explanation yet about the meaning.
Yeah, it is a big open-pit mine, one of the biggest in Asia I think. This is where there's my home town.
Yeah I travel a little bit. I'm a geophysicist. If you want to visit Mongolia I'll b e happy to host you.
Anthropologically, interesting. In S. Korea, one sees these kinds on highway parks, engraved with wood. Early Koreans migrated from Altai region.
North Korea's revolutionary saga describes this spot as "a historical place where the great leader General Kim Il Sung, who led the main unit of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army, rested on his way to the Musan area in May 1939 during the anti-Japanese armed struggle." The monument shows the KPRA soldiers overjoyed to be drinking the fresh water of their fatherland before marching on along the KaMu Miltary Road to the Musan area where they fought a victorious battle against the Japanese imperialist army. So they say. Ever since this remote area is dotted with "sacred revolutionary sites".
No waves now, but normally this place has fluctuating waves. This bridge must have been built after 1990.
These are algal reefs, formed when the lake level was up to the top of these "chimney". Similar reef calcium carbonates "peaks" are found in Mono Lake and on the southern end of Searles Lake in California, USA.
This is a beautiful photo. Geologists call it polygonal joints, result of cooling of basalt flow on the surface. A text book example.