Pre-Intermediate 2 class with their certificates
First we had to walk through downtown a ways because traffic made it impossible to get a taxi or catch a bus to Zaisen, the World War II Memorial. At Zaisen, we climbed all the way to the top, about 300 hundred steps worth. Zaisen is a popular visiting place for both tourists and Mongolians. It's next to the mountains and gives an incredible view of the city. So there are tons of venders selling food, and souvenirs. Besides some simple rides for children like a train, there were a few horses and an eagle. Some Mongolians use eagles to hunt.
He wasn't heavy, but I've seen bigger
Almost to the top
View of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Another group shot at the memorial
Then we all headed down to the Tuul River. We had a nice relaxing picnic and then spent time playing in the river, skipping stones and just plain being silly. A very nice time.
Had a picnic down by the River Tuul
Playing in the river
Before going home, we then stopped at the standing Buddha statue, circumambulating the statue, beating huge ceremonial drum and bell. We walked part of the way home because there were so many people out this Saturday night enjoying the wonderful evening.
A nice visit to the Buddha statue
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