UB is not a huge city but it's the largest city in Mongolia. Above is Sukhbaatar Square, in the background is the Mongolian Government Palace... This square kind of reminds me of Tiananmen Square or Zocalo Square.
In the center of Sukhbaatar Square, these lions keep safe another statue of a solder on a horse.
Above is a closer view of Government Palace, that is a statue of Genghis Khan in the center of the palace. All over UB is statues, below is
Joseph Stalin Lenin. It turns out this in Lenin, and this was the last statue of Lenin in Ulaanbaatar. Since the time I visited Mongolia the mayor of UB has had this statue removed.
Mongolian's like the Beatles too (and Rihanna). Many cafe's were playing Beatles music.
This statue of buddha was built in 1996, it's inside the Migjed Monastery. The original statue was destroyed by the communists in 1938.
Below is the Choijin Lama Temple, not far from Sukhbaatar Square. For some reason, all the temples that have a lawn, the lawn is not well taken care of.
Below is the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, the emperor of Mongolia use to live here.
Today it's a museum decided to the last emperor.
UB also has many monuments that hail back to the USSR, below is the Zaisan Memorial, this honors Soviet solders killed in WWII.
Inside the circle is a great tile mural showing great moments in Soviet history.
You can see the old-school hammer and sickle on top of the monument.
But at the base of the communist monument is a statue of Buddha and next to Buddha is a commercial development.