Posted by Selena Travel / 05 29, 2023
Happy Birthday to Mongolia's capital city Ulaanbaatar! The first stones of the city were placed some 300km west from current location, and the city moved for 20 times as a true nomadic city before settling into today's location in 1778.
Since its foundation in 1639 the city was named several times such as Urguu, Khuree, Niislel Khuree etc, and after proclaiming the People's Republic of Mongolia it was named their capital as #Ulaanbaatar (not Ulan Bator anymore) meaning Red Hero (lots of communist influence here).
Today Ulaanbaatar is a vibrant city of more than 1 million residents. The friendly city reflects a close and sometimes amusing juxtaposition of nomadic traditions and modern society, perhaps best summarised by her skyline dotted with both Gers (traditional Mongolian felt dwelling) and towering skyscrapers. Here are some of the most visited tourist attractions in the Ulaanbaatar.
Gandan Monastery - a famous attraction in Ulaanbaatar for travellers and a center of Buddhism in Mongolia
Sükhbaatar Square is the central square of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. The square was named for Mongolian's revolutionary hero Damdin Sükhbaatar.
The National Museum of Mongolia which has a number of fascinating displays of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits charting the course of Genghis Khan's empire-building.
The Bogd Khan Palace Museum was the Green Palace of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or ruler of Mongolia.
Today, Ulaanbaatar is an urban city of nomadic Mongolia.
Hope you enjoyed it. Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!