Destination: Ulan Bator
The name Ulan Bator (sometimes also spelt Ulaanbaatar) translates into English as ‘Red Hero’, in reference to Süchtebataar, one of the leaders of the Mongolian revolution. About 1.3 million people live in the Mongolian capital, which makes up for nearly half of the country’s population. It is therefore no surprise that it is centre of Mongolian culture, economy, finances, politics and transport. Please note that Mongolia uses its own currency, the Tughrik, so be prepared to exchange money.