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Ulaanbaatar / Улаанбаатар (Mongolia) - Black Market

Ulaanbaatar is a city considered ugly by most of the tourists. And indeed, it's hasn't many typical tourist attractions, the traffic is chaotic (not that much as in Tehran, though) and apparently it's quite unsafe because of pickpockets. Still it's a fascinating place, it looks like a central Asian capital, bearing so many Soviet features, especially in the architecture. There's even a Lenin statue, and some more Soviet-modelled ones.

There's a huge market called "Black Market" (but actually a legal one, one even has to pay an entrance fee of 100 tögrög), which is great for buying some souvenirs like these shoes...

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Taken on October 10, 2009