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very nice sculpture in Ulaanbaatar This wonderful city was founded in 1639. This is a major political and cultural center of Mongolia. The number of attractions in this city is so big that even enumerating them all is very difficult. Such a wide choice of iconic places, beautiful old buildings, theaters and museums has always attracted travelers from all over the world to Ulan Bator.
Several attractions are located near the central square of the city. Here you will see the most famous monument of the city, which is called the Bell of Peace. Sükhbaatar's Mausoleum is located just and opposite to this monument. These historical sites remind of the national hero who has taken part in the struggling for independence. Winter Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century by the order of the last emperor of the country.
There are numerous religious monuments in the city. The most famous of them are Gandan Monastery, Choijin Lama Temple Monastery, and many others. Each of them is of a great value; many shrines were built of wood, making them even more attractive and valuable. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
If you make a trip to Ulan Bator, you will be amazed by the number of museums and exhibitions. Tourists traditionally enjoy visiting Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of History, Museum of History and Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the National Toy, Museum of Ulan Bator, and Military Museum. There are also several theaters in the city, the most popular of which is State Opera. Outdoor enthusiasts will find here several amusement parks, and shoppers will find much fun in the biggest market of the city named Narantuul. The market works every day. The suburbs of the city are no less remarkable. Here you will also find some iconic places, picturesque parks, and entertaining routes.
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is the main natural attraction of these places. It is a mountain lake located at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake is very large and takes various shades at different times of the year. The reservoir is surrounded by a chain of extinct volcanoes. Thousands of years ago, their level of activity led to the formation of the lake. In a warm season, walking tours take place along the shores of the lake.
Handdorzh House is considered an attractive architectural monument of the early 20th century. Once, it belonged to the famous diplomat and revolutionary M. Handdorzh. The beautiful house was built on his personal funds in 1913. The house had been privately-owned for about 10 years and later was under the responsibility of the state. It housed different scientific and political institutions. Nowadays, the old house is converted into a museum. It contains household items of the beginning of the 20th century, as well as personal belongings of the former owners.
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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♥   Castle 'Mongol Castle' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Art museum 'Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery' Ulan Bator, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The grand Desert of Gobi occupies more than a half of the country's territory. The southern part of the desert is traditionally the most famous among tourists. This is where several important archaeological zones are located. Tourists are welcome to stay in a yurt and feel the local lifestyle. However, skeletons of dinosaurs remain the main treasure that is hidden in the sands of Gobi. The first skeleton was discovered yet in 1922 by archaeologists from the United States. Currently, all findings of scientists can be seen in the museum of Ulaanbaatar. … Open
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