National Geographic : 2002 Jan
... an aging population still living q tradition that stretches back to before Genghis Khan. Walls of sand and a Buddhist monastery flank a lake in the Badain Jaran, one of several deserts in the Alashan. People here rely on camels for transportation and goats for meat and wool. Telegraph service arrived 20 years ago, but daily life would likely be familiar to the Mongol herdsmen who dwelled here centuries ago.