A wonderful mix of Stalinist architecture, nomadic herding culture.
Sanding in the centre of the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar you will see Mongol herders riding in from the steppe on their horses doing their daily shopping. Ulaanbaatar is a wonderful mix of Stalinist architecture, nomadic herding culture and German, Korean and Chinese bakeries, restaurants and cafes. It is a tiny capital in size and population, but with buildings so grandiose it could easily be mistaken for city populated by millions.
The central Sükhbaatar Square features a statue of Damdin Sükhbaatar, who lead Mongolia's revolution in1921. There are a number of notable old Buddhist monasteries in the city, among them the Choijin Lama and the Gandan monasteries, which are well worth a visit.
Ulaanbaatar is changing quickly as mining takes hold, so visit soon!