Historic Zaisan memorial is a steep hill that sits between sacred Bogd Khan mountain and Ulaanbaatar city. According to a legend, Zaisan hill was a secret meeting point for Mongolian revolutionists who led the Mongolian Revolution of 1911.
In 1971, the Soviets built a memorial, on top of Zaisan hill, in the memory of Russian and Mongolian soldiers who lost their lives during WWII. Furthermore, the memorial symbolises political friendship between Mongolian and Russian.
The most magnificent part of the memorial is 27 m tall statue of Russian soldier holding a flag with the red army’s symbol on top. On the back of the soldier, 600 m circular wall lifted from the ground representing historic murals inside. Over 600 steep stairs lead to the memorial and one who made the climb deserves a stunning panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar city.