Visit Guide to Sukhbaatar Square

Sükhbaatar Square is the central square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. The square was named for Mongolian’s revolutionary hero Damdin Sükhbaatar after his death in 1923. The square’s name was changed to Chinggis Square in 2013 in honour of Chinggis Khaan, considered the founding father of Mongolia, but the original name was restored in 2016.

Getting There

Sükhbaatar Square is the central square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. You can get there by car, on foot or by bus.

What to Expect

The centre of the plaza features an equestrian statue of Damdin Sükhbaatar, while a large colonnade monument dedicated to Chinggis Khaan, as well as to Ögedei Khan and Kublai Khan, dominates the square’s north face directly in front of the Saaral Ordon.


Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the grounds of the present day government palace and public square were largely occupied by a temple-monastery-palace complex (the Yellow Palace), which acted as the official residence of Mongolia’s spiritual leader, the Jebtsundamba Khutughtu.

The temple and its environs were called Zuun Khuree or Eastern Monastery to differentiate it from the Gandantegchinlen Monastery and its surrounding settlements to the west.

Facilities Available

There are numerous services and attractions nearby:

  • Central Cultural Palace
  • State Ballet and Opera House
  • Central Towers, a glass and metal skyscraper
  • State Printing Press building, designed by German architect Kavel Maher (now Galleria Ulaanbaatar Shopping Mall
  • Lenin Club building (built in 1929)
  • Blue Sky Tower, a modern sail shaped skyscraper
  • Former president Jamsrangiin Sambuu statue