Ulaanbaatar, the only place that can be called a city in Mongolia, which is known for its emptiness. It is a pastoral country, with a total population of just over three million, and Ulaanbaatar accounts for more than 1.4 million, almost close to half.
Originally named Kulun, it was under the jurisdiction of Uliasutai of the Qing Dynasty and later renamed Ulaanbaatar, which was also translated as "Red City of Heroes" in the early days.
The population of Ulaanbaatar only rose wildly in the 1990s, and although it is only a million or so, for Mongolia, the population of other cities is basically 100,000 and below, like the second largest city, Erdenet, which just reached 100,000, and the third largest city, Darkhan, which has 70,000 to 80,000 people, and further down the list is a city of less than 50,000 people.
The city of Ulaanbaatar is considered to be built on a large scale, but during the day it looks a bit messy and looks like a county town at first glance. If you want to ask, Ulaanbaatar is equivalent to our several tier cities, this question can be put away for a while. The GDP of one city, Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, is about four times the total GDP of Mongolia, and Ulaanbaatar has nothing to compare with.
The outskirts of Ulaanbaatar is where the huge population lives. Around the city, it is all temporary housing erected, and there are still a number of yurts, which can be seen as herders' dwellings.
The number of cattle, sheep and horses in Mongolia is nearly 70 million, the vast majority of which are sheep and goats. But they are also only about one-third herders, and at least another third are in the mining industry.
After all, Ulaanbaatar was built a long time ago and was developed with the efforts of one country, so it is better than many cities in Central Asia, and the level of modernization is actually okay when you look closely.
Ulaanbaatar has a beautiful night scene, with neon lights coming on and a big city atmosphere.
For some families with mines, large herdsmen, is definitely very rich. Ulaanbaatar is a place where the gap between the rich and the poor is quite large, and the rich people just live in the center of the city and drive luxury cars. The poor can only live in yurts outside the city.
Perhaps the only way to get a real sense of Ulaanbaatar's unique population ratio is to be there, where teenagers are piled up, about 74% of them young, and there are no worries about the city's aging.
The traffic is really congested, Mongolia is relatively large, especially the pastoral areas are very open, so they are all by car, Ulaanbaatar is full of Japanese cars, there are also a few Korean cars.
That said, they seem to have a good relationship with Japan, not only increasing trade with Japan, but also a number of aid projects.
Genghis Khan Square is a large venue for events and the place where people take the most photos, as well as wedding photos there. Inside is done Genghis Khan.
An hour's drive away from Ulaanbaatar is another statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, standing 40 meters high in the middle of the grassland.
The youthful energy is naturally not weak, and the nightlife in the main neighborhoods of Ulaanbaatar is abundant with bars and taverns. This is nothing like the imaginary Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar is the coldest capital city in the world, with the weather turning cooler in September and snowing in October and November, when the lowest temperature can be as low as minus 30 to 40 degrees.