At the top is the memorial itself , of which this is a part.
At the bottom of the
hill is this
immense Buddha and drum
square in the center of the city was named for the hero who defeated the Chinese and
Genghis Khan and other warriors and rulers who were central to the
founding of the Mongolian empire.
we visited Mongolia
there had been political protests which had led to torching the
Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party's headquarters. Concerned about
had inquired if the riots were near out hotel and we were told that it
wasn't far. When we arrived we found
it was very
close, across a very narrow street from the Ulaanbataar Hotel where we
Glad we weren't there at the time.
Our hotel is in the foreground of the first picture and directly behind the statue of
Lenin in the
The youngest monk we saw
Some of the gers we saw
wrestling arena, a reproduction of a war command wagon, a "mobile home"
sales display and the interior of one we saw in a museum.
As we took off we could
see that many
of the homes in the city were gers.
Around the city A Mongolian Rally car in
front of the
State Department Store, this structure of unknown purpose in a small
park in the middle of a highway.
Open air pool tables
barbecue had some
items you aren't likely to find in the US (horse meat, and fatty
sheep's tail for grilling and cow stomach/intestine soup).
Wagon loads of wool and
distribution pipes near the railroad into town.
Music and dance shows
some unbelievable positions.
Museums We saw gold, and
Games and puzzles still
Dinosaurs found in the
Some of the vehicles we
saw at at
their war museum.
Intellectual Museum is also worth a visit.
See the link at the top or bottom of the page.
Monasteries and temples The entrance to the
Brass and huge wooden
must be spun clockwise.
A huge Buddha.
Around the grounds
If spinning prayer
enough, scarves of various colors can be offered to add to any request. We inquired and were
told that a
yellow scarf would be the best to
insure a clear day for the eclipse we wanted to see here in Mongolia.
At the end of our trip
we returned to
Ulaanbataar and visited Bogd Khan's temple/museum.
thanks to our friends from the trip for sharing their good company,
videos, and pictures with us and with you.
Thanks again Alice, Lee, Eleanor, Michael, Joyce, David, Juliana, Tom,
Stu, and Tanner.