U is for Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar (Red hero) is the capital city of Mongolia. In English it is written as Ulan-bator. It is the largest city in Mongolia with over one million (2008) people.

In Britain, people seem to know it from mostly pub quizzes and Discovery channels. I went to university in Ulaanbaatar. I was a country bumpkin with long plaits when I started and Ulaanbaatar was this massive city where I struggled to find my ways.

This video shows you an idea of where Ulaanbaatar is and what it looks like.

Have you heard of Ulaanbaatar? Or have you been to Ulaanbaatar? If so, what do you remember?


5 Responses

  1. Terrific photograph! One thing I remember, and it was a long time ago, was that there were no taxis, but the custom was to wave down any passing car, and if it wasn’t too far out of the driver’s way, he would take you for a standard (and small) charge. A great way to meet some great people.

  2. Anne Mackle says:

    Yes I’ve heard of it because that’s where Smokie played! I never expected it to be so big and modern.

  3. Guilie says:

    Wow! No, I’d never heard of this city, I’m ashamed to admit, but it looks fantastic and super lively! Thanks for sharing, this Guuye 🙂 And thanks for stopping over at my blog yesterday–loved your thoughtful comment.

  4. A friend of mine is doing the Prague-Ulaanbaataar rally this July. It’s a long drive. i hope his team makes it!

  5. guuye says:

    Fingers crossed! I will be there in July. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

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