During the bus ride from Xilinhot to Xiwuqi I earnestly took pictures of all the yurts along the side of the road, thinking that they were rare sightings. Oh no. There are yurts all over Inner Mongolia. There areā€¦

Tourist yurts

Luxury tourist yurts

Motorcycle storage yurts

Big yurts next to little yurts

Yurts for fancy restaurant dining

Yurts for simple restaurant cooking

Yurts for sheep herders

Yurts with plaster covering

Yurts sewn with sheep skin