By kkeps @ 2009-12-11 18:09:31
Hotel Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол Шилтгээн, Mongol Shiltgeen) is a hotel in the form of a mock castle near Gachuurt village, in the Bayanzürkh district of Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar), Mongolia. Built in 2003, it is surrounded by a fortress wall with gates on the 4 sides and towers at the corners. Inside the fortress are Asian style houses and yurts, which serve as hotel rooms. There is a restaurant in the central "palace". The southern gate links to a riverside beach and an open sky stage for rock performances.
One of the attractions is the Silver Tree fountain inspired by the Silver Tree of the ancient city Karakorum. The central gatehouse displays an exhibition of the coins brought from all parts of the Mongol Empire. The complex is a venue of rock festivals, wedding celebrities and international conferences. It hosted the 10th Conference of Sakyadhita, the International Association of Buddhist Women, in July 2008.