We arrived early this morning to Ulaanbaatar to a sunny day. We gathered all of our belongings and boarded a bus to the hotel. Fortunately we were able to check in early. I really needed a shower after the hot box at the border on the train.
Once I was refreshed we headed to the center of town to the parlement building. It is a beautiful imposing building with a sitting statue of Genghis Khan guarding the entrance.
|Parlement building in Ulaanbaatar.|
Then for lunch we had Mongolian barbeque. This is something I was looking forward to, and it did not disappoint. It was a lot of show...with fire, flying food, noise and presentation to go with it. I sampled as much as I could without overeating and it was scrumptious! We were able to do a little shopping today. Then we went to a overlook of the city, to a monument showing the countries history, and a large Buddha statue.
After a quick refresher back at the hotel we went to Mongolian theater. There we were treated to traditional music, dance, and acrobatics.