During a short journey in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia before adventuring the countryside, was a visit to the Zaisan memorial which lies in the foot of a hill in Ulaanbaatar. After driving to the uppermost parking lot on the hill, I climbed 300 steps before reaching the monument and mural (612 steps if I had started at the base of the hill). I was rewarded with excellent panaromic views of the entire city of Ulaanbaatar after I made it to the top of the hill.
The Zaisan memorial is a ring-shaped structure built to commemorate the sacrifice of the Mongolian and Soviet soldiers martyred in World War II. A circular mural exhibits the friendship shared by the Mongolians and people of the USSR. A Soviet tank mounted on a concrete pedestal that celebrates the efforts of the Mongolia People's Tank Brigade that covered a distance from Moscow to Berlin in World War II is also part of this memorial.