Ulaanbaatar city:      The national capital and largest city, transport and industrial center of the country, the city dominated by Soviet style high rise apartment blocks, retaining a relaxed, small town athmosphere and a very pleasant place to visit and to base. Surrounded by Bogd, Chingeltei and Songinohairhan mountains and river Tuul. Built in 1778 at the present location, called as a felt city because of the felt hats and gers. In 1924, the city was finally named Ulaanbaatar (Red warrior )and declared the official capital of  Mongolia. The city consists of six major districts.  The population is about 1.4 million.

 

Gandan Monastery

Gandan Monastery

In here you will have a chance to explore the temples and believers’s rituals. In the central temple 26,5 meter tall golden Megjid Janraiseg god will be standing and bless you.

Sukhbaatar Square

Sukhbaatar Square

In the rear end of the square Chinggis Khan’s monument with his beloved sons and warriors are residing. In the central general Sukhbaatar is standing with his horse declaring the independence.

Zaisan Hill

Zaisan Hill

From the top Zaisan Hill you can see the city with a bird’s eye view. I may find some hand crafters selling their products.

Winter Palace of Bogd Khan

Winter Palace of Bogd Khan

It was built from 1893-1903. In here you will find a sofa that makes music when you sit on top, a coat made out of 22 thousand pieces of pearls etc.

National Museum of Mongolia

National Museum of Mongolia

Exhibitions cover prehistory, pre-Mongol Empire history, Mongol Empire, Mongolia during Qing rule, ethnography and traditional life, and twentieth-century history.

Zanabazar Museum of Art

Zanabazar museum of Art

Russian tradesman built it in 1914 for the purpose of a trade store. Until 1966 it was used by Chinese bank, Russian commander’s place, and state department store.

Central Mongolia
Central Mongolia
Western mongolia
Western mongolia
Khustai National Park
Khustai National Park
Khuvsgul Lake
Khuvsgul Lake
Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert
Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park