The Trans-Mongolian: Ulan-Ude to Beijing

route through Mongolia


Trans-Mongolian in pink




From Ulan-Ude ( Ула́н-Удэ́ ) the Trans-Mongolian heads south to Ulaan-Baatar before making its way southeast to Beijing. Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 by the Russian Cossacks. Due to its geographical position, the city grew rapidly and became a large trade centre which connected Russia with China and Mongolia. There are old merchants' mansions richly decorated with wood and stone carving in the historical center of Ulan-Ude, along the river banks. They represent beautiful examples of Russian classicism. There is also a large and highly unusual head of Lenin in the central square - the largest in the world.



 Trans-Mongolian Railway: Moscow to Beijing and beyond

The Trans-Mongolian Railway is one of the greatest rail journeys of the world. I shot this footage on the way from Moscow (Russia) to Beijing (China) and on to South China. More than 15,000 kilometres.


Ulan-Ude on the TransSiberian railroad



 ulan uda on the Trams Siberian Rail road




 Ulan-Ude city tour

Ulan-Ude city centre, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Siberia




Mongolia on the TranSiberian railroad




 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Trans-Siberian Railway Travel 10 hours by bus from Ulan-Ude (capital of the Buryatia region) to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar .


video on Mongolian

throat singing


video on the Mongolian

Naadam festival


Ulaan Baatar Station on the TranSiberian Railroad  

Ulaan Baatar Train Station

2,217 KM  2 day journey




Video of a 2008 Moscow-

Irkutsk-UlaanBaatar-Beijing trip







 Baikal Amur Mainline

(BAM) Line Route