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"After three hours from leaving Hohhot we reached our reception area. The building standiing on the flat empty plain looked, from a distance, like it had just dropped in from outer space. Next to this main building were three rows of tents, each sat on a concrete base and between the rows stood lampposts, that could have come from one of Peking's main streets. I thought it all quite bizarre. We were each given a tent to ourselves. After a freshen up and a short rest, we all went to a nearby hut for a meal. The food, all local cuisine, was, for us, a chance to try barbecued lamb, instant boiled mutton, kebabs, rice, vegetables and beer. All very tasty.


To follow our meal, some local herdsmen gave a display of wrestling and horsemanship. When they were finished we were offered the chance to have a ride on the camels and horses. I spent an enjoyable hour on the cuddly looking camel in the painting, and, I must say, I found it a lot more placid and easy to ride than any Arab camel I have ever come across. That evening, to complete what had been a busy but enjoyable day, we were entertained by a group of Mongolian muscicians and folk dancers.


Next morning our trip to the area ended with a visit to a nearby sheep farm, where we were entertained by the farmer and his wife with milk tea and cake, and they also showed us round their small farmhouse" - MH

Herdsmens camp, Inner Mongolia, 1988

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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