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Ulan Bator

Country: Mongolia
Founded: 1639
Population: 1 318 100 (2012 Census)
Area: 4704,4 km2

Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s capital and largest city with a population of over 1 million. The city was founded in 1639 as an initially nomadic Buddhist monastic center. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. Before that it had changed location 28 times, with each location being chosen ceremonially. By the early 20th century the city had a population of 25,000, of whom some 10,000 were Buddhist monks or monastery workers. Today, Ulaabaatar is the economic and cultural center of the country. The city has a number of noteworthy historical monuments.

Places of Interest

Gandan Monastery

Gandan Monastery

Gandan Monastery is the largest Buddhist monastery in Ulan Bator. In 1944-1990 it was the only functioning Buddhist worship place in Mongolia. At the moment over 150 monks live there. Of special interest is a 26-meter statue of bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The oldest public museum in Mongolia. The museum includes geological, geographical, biographical, pale ontological and anthropological sections. The most impressive exhibits are the huge skeletons of two dinosaurs found in the Gobi desert and also the nests of dinosaurs’ eggs. The museum also includes examples of the snow leopard, Gobi bear, red wolf and others species of Mongolia.

Sukhbaatar square

Sukhbaatar square

The central city square is home to a statue of Sukhbaatar, the national hero of Mongolia.

Tours in Ulan Bator

5 stars - East to West, 15 days/ 14 nights

15 days and 14 nights

This tour covers the highlights of the Trans-Siberian railway - the 5 main cities along the route. You will admire cultural masterpieces in Beijing, learn about nomadic life in Mongolia, see amazing Lake Baikal in Irkutsk, learn about the fate of Last Tsar in Yekaterinburg, and see Russia's capital Moscow.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any Sunday
  • Route

    Beijing - Ulan Bator - Irkutsk - Yekaterinburg - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$2882 From/Per person

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Highlights on the Trans-Sib, 13 days/ 12 nights

13 days and 12 nights

This tour is a nice choice to see the highlights of Russia, Mongolia and China. From Gold-Domed Moscow you will continue on to Irkutsk and see Lake Baikal. Mongolia will greet you with its endless steppes and the Goby desert. Finally, you will reach China and visit the magnificent Great Wall, Ming Tombs and Forbidden city.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any Tuesday
  • Route

    Moscow - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$2445 From/Per person

Details

Journey of a lifetime, 16 days/15 night

16 days and 15 nights

The tour is a great opportunity to visit three countries on one trip. You will be delighted with the capital of Russia, see the border of Europe and Asia in Yekaterinburg, admire beautiful nature in Krasnoyarsk, see the world's largest lake Baikal, steppes od Mongolia and China's cultural heritage.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any Saturday
  • Route

    Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Krasnoyarsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$2947 From/Per person

Details

Trans-Sib through Russia - Mongolia - China, 16 days/15 nights

16 days and 15 nights

This tour includes three countries. From Moscow you will proceed to Siberian cities of Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk with Lake Baikal. Then you will reach Mongolia with its endless steppes and the Goby, and finally China with the Great Wall and more.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any Saturday
  • Route

    Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$2806 From/Per person

Details

Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

12 days and 11 nights

This tour takes you to three countries - Russia, Mongolia and China. The tour starts in Moscow with its famous Red Square and Kremlin. Mongolia will greet you with its endless steppes, the Goby desert, gers and nomadic families. China awaits with the rich history of Beijing, the Great Wall and the Forbidden city.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any Wednesday
  • Route

    Moscow - Ulan Bator - Beijing
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$1654 From/Per person

Details

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