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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

From series “Top 14 Most Polluted Cities of the Planet”
The list of the most polluted city-dwellers in the world contains the capital of Mongolia - the city with the proud name of Ulan-Bator, which can be literally translated as 'the Red Reckon'. The population of the large city is more than 1.2 million people. The town is located in the wonderfully beautiful mountainous region, in the valley of the Tuul river. The active development of the industry has totally destroyed the ecology of the picturesque city in less than 50 years. At present, almost half of the country's industrial complexes are located in the city center.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia There is a large company that produces the car trailers, several large meat combs and meat processing plants, as well as several rolling mills and four huge thermal power plants, which supply almost the entire country with energy. The abundance of road transport makes the ecological situation in the city even more difficult.

The air temperature in the capital of Mongolia is often above 40 degrees, and in winter it is -30 degrees. According to the assessments of the World Health Organization, the air pollution level has reached 279 points in 2013. The smog over the city is sometimes so violent that the local airport can not receive the planes. Surprisingly, damage to urban ecology is attributable not only to the farms and the heating plant, but also to the local nomads who live in yurts. In winter, they heat their humble houses with firewood and coal. The emission of smoke into the atmosphere in densely populated yurt areas is simply colossal. Next - Ludhiana

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Puma Imperial Hotel

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New World Plaza

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Park Hotel

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Best Western Gobi's Kelso

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Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Genghis Khan Statue
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In Tsonjin-Boldog region of Mongolia one can see the world's largest equestrian statue, the monument to Genghis Khan. Its height, excluding a pedestal, is 40 meters. The monument was opened in 2008. The sculpture is complemented with 36 columns that symbolize the Khans …
Erdene Zuu Monastery
315 km - Erdene Zuu Monastery
Survived ancient monasteries in Mongolia attract huge interest. The monastery of Erdene Zuu is considered special among them. In fact, Erdene Zuu Monastery is the temple complex consisting of three separate buildings that are excellent examples of Tibetan, Mongolian, …
Egituysky Datsan
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Alkhanay National Park
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Lake Baikal
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In the vicinity of Ulanbator there are several amazing hot springs that attract fans of safe recovery from around the world. Tsenher Zhiguur hot spring is one of the most famous. The healing properties of its water are legendary. Presently, a small tourist camp has been established near the source. Here, one can stay for a few days. In a warm season, comfortable fonts are available to vacationers. The spring is popular not only with tourists but with local residents, as well.
A trip to the ancient Manzshir Monastery promises unusual entertainment. The monastery was founded in 1733. Initially, there were 20 temples on its territory. To date, only one remained. These places attract not only lovers of religious attractions, but lovers of nature. Manzshir Monastery is located on the territory of the national park. Here you can go for a walk in beautiful cedar woods and enjoy the birds singing. Buddhist paintings have been found on some rocks in this area.

There are excellent modern sights in the city. Among them, the residential quarter of Viva City is worth noting. It is a set of beautiful modern buildings, the facades of which are painted in various colors. Tourists are attracted here by the variety of shops, as well as beautiful fountains and unusual landscape decorations.
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