Sukhbaatar square is the central square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. It lies at the heart of the city surrounded by important buildings such as government palace, banks and theaters and post office. In front of the Government House, a large statue of Genghis Khan proudly stands outside of the building, and equestrian statues of Mongol Empire’s army leaders and Genghis Khan’s son and grandson. An inner courtyard of the building holds a large ceremonial Ger used for hosting visiting dignitaries. In 1921 in the center of Ulaanbaatar, the ‘hero of the revolution’, Damdin Sukhbaatar, declared Mongolia’s final independence from the Chinese.
The bronze statue of Sukhbaatar stands at the center of square. Then square is named after Sukhbaatar. As well as this is the place where Peaceful anti-communism protests were held here in 1990, which eventually ushered in the era of democracy.
Today, the square is occasionally used for rallies, ceremonies and even rock concerts and festivals, but is generally a relaxed place where you can witness and see many interesting stories of the city played out here such as teenagers riding bikes and rollerblading, guys hanging out on the thick chains hanging from the mouths of the stone lions, newly married couples posing for pictures, students celebrating graduation, or classmates coming together for reunions after 30 or 40 years. So many memories for Mongolians and unforgettable life moments are unseparably ties this square. Therefore, central square is popular place for city residents, not only travelers.
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