The city is surrounded by four big sacred mountain, near the Tuul River. Dense pine and fir forests cover the hillsides around the city, which is still fringed by Ger /Mongolian traditional dwelling/. Ulaanbaatar is the major base for all business and development and international companies, UN and other development agencies are located in the capital. Wide streets are flocked by modern cars, while horsemen and cattle are still common scene in the side of the city. The city population has officially increased to 1.2 million.
Soviet style apartment and other memories related to Socialism give you contrast with modern sky scrapers. International chain hotels, restaurants, numbedr of tourist attractions and varied types of entertainment have transformed. Ulaanbaatar is connected with the most of the provinces by paved road and traversed by the main railway line between Moscow and Beijing. Currently, the only airport for international arrivals is through the Chinggis Khaan International Airport which is located 18 km to the southwest of downtown Ulaanbaatar. It was formerly called as "Buyant Ukhaa", which is the name of the hill it was built upon.
Mongolian National Museum
Choijin Lama temple museum
Bogd Khaan's winter palace
Tumen Ekh ensemble