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Ulaanbaatar Travel Blog

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Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!
I was fortunate enough to have to work in Mongolia for two and a half weeks. Primarily working in Ulaanbaatar, I got a chance to leave the city and check out the country side, or as the locals call it the real Mongolia. It is October/November and the tempatures are around -10 celsius to 5 celsius. Not really unbearable until you go up in the mountains. The city is pretty small, but suprisingly modern. I did a tour of the city in a day. My hotel is the Chinggis Khan hotel (pronounced Genghis Khan). Standard 4 star hotel. But the two pros are the Heat and the department store attached to it, with a separate hotel entrance. Probably my most favorite part of the trip was visiting the Huge 131 foot Genghis Khan statue about an Hour and a half outside of the city. Smack dab in the middle of nowhere, as you can see from the pictures. Getting outside of the city was a real treat, because I got to see the real Mongolia. Being far away from civilization can be very spiritual. I had some great experiences, from holding an Eagle to eating with local people inside the traditional Mongolian Nomadic House called GER's. Plus that huge stainless steel statue, that was just crazy. The thing is about 10 story's tall and located out in middle of nowhere. Truly an experience I will never forget.
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Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!
Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!
View from the hotel room
View from the hotel room
View from the hotel room
View from the hotel room
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
Me and my coworker in sukhbaatar s…
Me and my coworker in sukhbaatar …
sukhbaatar square
sukhbaatar square
Old Chinese Monastery
Old Chinese Monastery
Old Chinese Monastery
Old Chinese Monastery
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
Military monument
Military monument
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
View of the city from atop a small…
View of the city from atop a smal…
View of the city from atop a small…
View of the city from atop a smal…
Military Monument on top of a smal…
Military Monument on top of a sma…
Military Monument on top of a smal…
Military Monument on top of a sma…
Military Monument
Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Inner ring of the Military Monument
Random shot of the city
Random shot of the city
The State Department Store
The State Department Store
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Buddhist Monastery and school
Random guy with a pet Eagle
Random guy with a pet Eagle
Random guy with a pet Eagle
Random guy with a pet Eagle
Random guy with a pet Eagle
Random guy with a pet Eagle
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
The Real Mongolia
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Entrance to the Genghis Khan Statue
Middle of Nowhere
Middle of Nowhere
GER Camp
GER Camp
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Foyer inside the Huge Genghis Khan…
Foyer inside the Huge Genghis Kha…
Foyer inside the Huge Genghis Khan…
Foyer inside the Huge Genghis Kha…
View from the foyer inside the Hug…
View from the foyer inside the Hu…
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
Huge Genghis Khan Statue
View from the huge statue
View from the huge statue
Nice view of the GER camp and Moun…
Nice view of the GER camp and Mou…
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Stainless steel Genghis Khan
Nice view of the statue
Nice view of the statue
Middle of Nowhere
Middle of Nowhere
I saw inside of the Ger on the rig…
I saw inside of the Ger on the ri…
Nice view of the statue
Nice view of the statue
Preparing a meal inside a GER
Preparing a meal inside a GER
Sukhbaatar Square
Sukhbaatar Square
The Golden Buddha
The Golden Buddha
View from atop a small mountain
View from atop a small mountain
At the Buddhist College
At the Buddhist College
Trying to handle that huge Eagle
Trying to handle that huge Eagle
Trying to handle that huge Eagle
Trying to handle that huge Eagle
Nice view of us in front of the st…
Nice view of us in front of the s…
Interesting part of the body to pu…
Interesting part of the body to p…
Nice view from inside the statue
Nice view from inside the statue
Our lovely Tour Guide Gonga
Our lovely Tour Guide "Gonga"
Ulaanbaatar Hotels & Accommodations review
Chinggis Khaan Hotel review
Pros: 1. Consistent Heat. (Very Important) 2. Large rooms 3. Free internet 4. Attached to a Department Store with a private hotel entrance. Co… read entire review
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