Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Graffiti Art in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia

Here are some samples of graffiti in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
UB is the main capital of Mongolia where about 2/3 of the 3 million people in the country live. It is the coldest capital in the world. Mongolia has a long history. Beyond what spoils Chinnghis Khan brought to the region in the 13th century, UB shows influences from Tibet, China, Russia, Soviet and more recently Western influences. For better or worse UB is rapidly growing and changing. 
The graffiti shown here are more mural / art than gang related. The night club ones are at Iloft. The outdoor barrier ones were west of the downtown. 
Wishing we had more time to explore more street art in UB.