Ulaanbaatar has some nice buildings that look very Russian. There are some good museums such as the National Museum of Mongolia and there is also good shopping.
There are many kinds of restaurants to suit every traveller. However, it isn't necessary to stay long in Ulaanbaatar. The real beauty of Mongolia is seen in the countryside with its beautiful nature, fresh nature, gers and animals.
It is a small city, not really well develop yet. There are only 1-2 tall buildings in the city and the rest are all low ones.
I cannot find any seven - eleven shops there and people eat alot of beef, there are also horse meat served. It is quite dusty too. There are branded shops like LV and Hugo Boss.
Full of relic buildings from it's Soviet- bloc- era past. Some stimulating weather, influenced by neighboring Siberia.
A large, unexpected contingent of American tourists downtown. The highest %of cigarette smokers- of anywhere I've been worldwide. Virtually no anti- smoking regulation. The most culturally conservative of all East Asia. A little run- down in many parts of the city. Gridlock traffic, much of the day. A great deal of air pollution. Dangerous driving conditions, worsened by poor traffic control. Interesting crossroads of Eastern & Western peoples. Highly economical for a capitol city- except for a couple 5star hotels. Great place to practice reading the cyrillic alphabet.
Fairly good city but with very heavy and chaotic traffic. Alone a foreigner should not venture out late evening.
No help May come in adverse situation also because people especially men do not understand your language.