Nomadic Monastery Urga

Human consciousness is multifaceted and incomprehensible. Talking about it can be infinite, but it is much more productive and fun to use its properties. Here, for example, I sit in the office and on the Internet looking for the supplier of equipment for welding of HDPE pipes.

Some of the mind preoccupied with this problem, the other part goes through the memories of the vast expanses of Mongolia, and now for some reason, it reminded Ulaanbaatar – that’s how it sounds in Russian transliteration of the name of the Mongolian capital.

Ulaanbaatar was founded in 1639. Actually, at first there was a Buddhist monastery. Initially it was called in the translation from Mongolian “Palace”, hence the name of Urga.

Ulaanbaatar. Photo from academic.ruPrichem as nomadic Mongol people, the Palace – also wandered. And wishing to visit each time had to look for it in the new location. Agree, the mobility of modern capital does not go to any comparison with the level reached by the ancient Mongols. Perhaps this is due to the mobility and there Mongol Empire.

In 1778, Urga became sedentary. In 1911 the monastery became a nomadic largest city of Mongolia’s independence and its capital. The city is located in a place where the waters of the river are connected Selbe and Tola. Due to this area of ​​the city is covered by a network of ducts. Numerous churches and monasteries in the city had more than 10,000 monks and lamas. In fact, it was the second most important center of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1924 born familiar to us the name of Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia gets its first constitution.

Yurts on a background of new buildings in Ulan Bator. Photo from Bator today – a city of contrasts. On the one hand, the Academy of Sciences, universities, museums, theaters, industrial plants. On the other hand – half the population, and almost half live in yurts. Imagine how convenient, arrived in the capital, put the tent and live, do business. There’s the home and office, shopping center and a workshop. As they say, all in one. I think that the problems with registration, too much does not arise.

If you are not interested in Buddhism, the city is to visit the area of ​​Suha Bator, take a walk in the Park of Friendship Center and visit the cultural and religious heritage, which is located in the pedestal 18-meter statue of the Buddha. The entire city can be viewed, rising Zaisan Memorial. From Ulaanbaatar seen as the palm.

So combining the pleasant memories with the tasks of the company, I came close to lunchtime. A dinner – is sacred.