Ulaanbaatar - Coldest capital in the world
Locating in Tuul River Valley, Ulaanbaatar is housing half of Mongolian population. Once it was a center of Buddhist religion with hundreds of Yurts, Ulaanbaatar now is a vibrant city with modern buildings and houses.
Gandan Buddhist Monastery
It is the largest and most significant temple in Mongolia. The monastery was a home of over 5000 monks and became an important center for learning and practicing Buddha‟s teachings in Mongolia. The monastery houses the tallest (26.5 m) indoor statue of Avalokiteśvara.
There are statue of Sukhbaatar and monument of Genghis Khan in main square. In 1921 in the center of Ulaanbaatar, the „hero of the revolution‟, Damdin Sukhbaatar, declared Mongolia‟s final independence from the Chinese. In 2006, the monument of the Chinggis Khan stands with his son, grandson and his generals were built with the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the Great Mongolian State.
National history Museum
The museum displays the history and culture of Mongols from ages as early as the Stone Age and until the modern days.
Bogd khan Palace Museum
This is the last King‟s palace named Bogd khan Palace Museum. It was built between 1893 to 1903 by Mongolian masters and dedicated to the YIII Bogd gegeen, the head of Buddhist religion and last king of Mongolia. After the king‟s death in 1924 it was turned into a museum.
Zaisan memorial hill
Visiting the Zaisan memorial hill offers a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar city. Also you will find memorials of the Soviet warriors there.