Ulan Bator, also known as Ulaanbaatar or Улаанбаатар in Mongolian, is the capital of Mongolia. It lies in northern Mongolia at an altitude of 1300m on the bank of the Tuul river. Ulan Bator was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre. Over the centuries it evolved into the capital of Mongolia, changing location 28 times over the course of time. Nowadays Ulan Bator has a population of 1.4 million inhabitants (almost half of Mongolia's population) and extends over a pretty large area, 4700 km². There are not many sights of interest in Ulan Bator, as a lot was destroyed during the Soviet period. The main attractions are around the Genghis Khan square, but otherwise Ulan Bator is a quite ugly capital, with dirty streets and unimpressive buildings. It's not a very touristy place, as there is a lack of tourist infrastructure (hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, travel agencies etc.). Tourists use Ulan Bator mainly as the entry point for Mongolia, where to start tours across the country.
Genghis Khan square photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Genghis Khan square
People photo gallery  - 23 pictures of People
15 photos of the Genghis Khan square, the central square and touristic highlight of Ulan Bator
23 photos of people in Ulan Bator
Hotels and shops photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Hotels and shops
Miscellaneous photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Miscellaneous
21 photos of of commercial establishments in Ulan Bator, including hotels, shops, restaurants and museums
26 miscellaneous photos of Ulan Bator
Gallery with all images
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