City Facts - Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and the largest city in Mongolia with a population of just over 1.3 million as of 2014. The city is a booming tourist destination with many landmarks, temples, and historic sites within the city. Business travel to the city is increasingly popular, with Ulaanbaatar being the industrial centre of Mongolia and responsible for most of the country’s GDP. Serviced apartments in Ulaanbaatar offer accommodation close to transport connections, corporations, and tourist hot spots.
Ulaanbaatar was originally founded in 1639 as a Buddhist Monastic centre, however, tombs and artefacts from the Xiongnu-era have been found around the area along with an abundance of woolly rhino and mammoth bones. The city was formerly a mobile-monastery town and moved to many places before becoming too large and settling at the confluence of the Tuul and Selbe Rivers. The area was the perfect location for trade between China and Russia with a predominant route for furs and tea to and from each country. During the beginning of the 20th century, Mongolia’s economic base changed to a market economy which led to rapid growth of the city. Over recent years the city has experienced numerous construction projects to expand the urban areas as well as population growth.
Ulaanbaatar is a thriving hub for businesses with the main focus on the production of consumer goods. The city’s second-biggest economy is mining which provides 25% of the city’s GDP. Serviced apartments in Ulaanbaatar provide close proximity to consumer goods production, factories, and mining.
Ulaanbaatar is an increasingly popular tourist destination with a rich history, and as a result, has numerous landmarks and monasteries to visit during your stay. Serviced apartments in Ulaanbaatar offer easy access to attractions and allow guests to truly explore the city whilst travelling to the city for business. Places such as the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the Winter Palace of Bogd Khan, and Choijin Lama Temple offer guests memorable experiences whilst viewing incredible architecture and learning about the history of the city.
Ulaanbaatar is served by the Chinggis Khaan International Airport which is located 11 miles from the city centre, currently, the New Ulaanbaatar International Airport is under construction which will replace the Chinggis Khaan in the future. The best way to travel in Mongolia is via train and connections to the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Chinese Railway which runs services via Jining.
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