Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Closer View of Ulaan Baatar

Distant View of Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia's capital city has existed in name since 1639. Originally Ulaan Baatar meaning 'Red Hero' was located at the monastry of Da Khuree about 421km from modern-day Ulaan Baatar. This nomadic national capital has been moved from several locations more than a dozen times. Today more than a million people live in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia's largest city.

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