Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia https://www.cityzeum.com/tourisme/mongolie, political center of a vast territory due to a succession of immense steppes and mountains, on a plateau at an altitude exceeds mostly 1000 meters ... add to that a landlocked position in the center of the massive Asian continent, away from oceanic influence, and we better understand the harsh climate that characterizes the country as its capital; for Ulaanbaatar is considered the coldest capital in the world, with temperatures plummeting below -20 & deg; C! The urban landscape of Ulaanbaatar years owes much to the influence of the USSR, and architecture all Soviet. Everywhere references to Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire (the largest empire that ever existed), used to consolidate national identity. Another element of the culture of Ulaanbaatar, Buddhism, the winter palace of Bogd Khan, Buddha reincarnation having lived within the walls of this temple.