Love yurts: Rich Chinese try camping as the authorities settle nomads

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A TOUR party of 30 people in red baseball caps piles off a coach at “Swan Lake”, a yurt park in Inner Mongolia in the north of China. “I wanted to see the grasslands,” says a woman from Kunming, 2,000km to the south, who is posing for photos beside a giant bronze statue of a pointy-helmeted Mongolian warrior on horseback. The “authentic Mongolian experience” costs 380 yuan ($55) a night. Yet unlike traditional yurts with portable metal or wood frames overlaid with thick wool covers, …

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