Ulaanbaatar - mix of gers and block of flats
Ulaanbaatar is located on the bank of the Tuul River and surrounded by four sacred mountains with dense pine forests on the northern slopes and grassy steppes on the south. It is a sunny and peaceful city and a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle. Wide streets are flocked by modern cars, while horsemen and cattle are still common scene. Though modern style buildings characterize the city center, you can also see thousands of traditional Mongolian "Gers" in the vicinity, an area referred to by locals as "ger district".