Ulaanbaatar city is located in the northern part of the country. It is situated on the bank of the Tuul River and surrounded by four sacred mountains with dense pine forest on the northers slopes and grassy steppes on the south.
Ulaanbaatar is economic center of Mongolia
With population of 1.3 million, it is the largest city in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar city is a center of Mongolian political, economic, social and modern cultural center of Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar city plays important role economically that best health centers including modern private hospitals, 88% of the Universities located in Mongolia, so it is educational center as well. Main industries and financial operations are centered in the city.
Ulaanbaatar is world’s coldest capital
Owing to its high elevation, its relatively high altitude, its location hundreds of kilometers from any coast, and the effect of the Siberian cold climate, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest capital city in the worlds. Ulaanbaatar has an average annual temperature of 0.2 C or 32.4 F, making it the coldest capital in the world. The city features brief, warm summers and long, bitterly cold and dry winters.
Tourist attractions in Ulaanbaatar
The city features many landmarks representing different periods of its history. From Soviet style relics to modern high rising buildings.
Visiting Sukhbaatar square or named later Chinggis Khaan Square would give you good experience. It is the one of the largest squares in Asia.
Chinggis Khaan Statue
Chinggis Khaan Statue situated in front side of the Parliament Building on the center square. This is the statue of sits Chinggis Khan and a large colonnade monument to Ogodei Khaan abd Khubilai Khaan.
Gandan Khiid Monastery
Gandan Monestary is the largest Buddhist monestary of Mongolia with enchancing ceremonies held every day. It has the statue of Bodhisattava Avalokitesvara, the tallest indoor statue of Buddha in the world, which is 26.5 meters high.
Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum
Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum built between 1893 and 1903, this palace is where Mongolia’s eighth Living Buddha, and last king, Jebtzun Damba Khutagt, lived of 20 years. Alongside being the oldest museum, it is also considered as one of the biggest collection in Mongolia. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the Bogd Khaan.
Central Museum of Dinosaurs of Mongolia
Dinosaurs museum in Ulaanbaatar is quite impressive as all the fossils showcased are originals and complete skeletons of all shapes, sizes. Some of the species were found only in Mongolia. The endemic species, complete skeletons, and rare findings make Mongolia the third important paleontological site in the world.
Mongolia is a paradise for cashmere lovers. Cashmere clothes made in Mongolia are getting famous for their natural softness, warm quality, and fashion.
Known as one of the top cashmere brands globally, Gobi Cashmere was first factory in Mongolia to receive the internationally Quality Trophy and Certificate by implementing ISO-9000 international standards. Today they proudly export 98% of their products around the world.
Just off Sukhbaatar Square and next to the Parliament Building, the Gobi Cashmere store is worth stopping. There are as well a wide range of stores offering high quality cashmere products. Some recommended stores include Goyo Cashmere, Evseg Cashmere.
Goyo Cashmere have made their mark in fashion capitals globally and are known for their high-quality goat cashmere products.
Another notable brand in the Mongolian cashmere industry. It is a recognized name in the market known for its quality products.
All these stores offer authentic Mongolian cashmere and have a strong reputation for quality and authenticity in their products. If you are in Ulaanbaatar or planning to visit, these are the go to places for premium cashmere purchases.