Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Улаанбаатар

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Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan Богд хааны ордон музей, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Traditional clothes, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 11, 2006


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800-year anniversary of Chinggis Khan coming to power, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Welcome to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 20, 2006


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Bus station scene, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 14, 2006


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Incense vessel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 13, 2006


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Mongolian Children’s Art Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 20, 2006


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Tsagaany Ovoo terrace Тасганы Овоо, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 13, 2006


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Genghis Kahn stone art, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Local musician, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Kids in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Choijin Lama Temple, Mongolia — July 20, 2006


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800-year anniversary of Chinggis Khan coming to power, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Mongolian kebab, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 20. 2006


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Colorful, old, dilapidated Soviet-era building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Ugsarmal bair panel building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006

This was the apartment block where my group and I stayed while touring Ulaanbaatar. Ugsarmal bair, meaning assembled building, often shortened to Ugsarmal, is the Mongolian term for high rise panel buildings. Most of these buildings were built in the 1970s and 1980s with Soviet funding and Soviet designs, in order to supply a greater share of Mongolia’s population with flats equipped with modern amenities like tap water, sanitation and central heating. We had a wonderful time staying here and met many friendly and curious locals.


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Mongol family, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Soviet-influenced waterworks, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 11, 2006


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Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Traditional Mongolian script, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Policewoman, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 11, 2006


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Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan Богд хааны ордон музей, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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The smoker, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Government building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Reflections, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 11, 2006


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Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Bayangol Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 11, 2006


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Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006


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Mongol local, Naadam Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — July 12, 2006

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