Destinations

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

(Mongolian Cyrillic: Алтай Таван богд байгалийн цогцолбор газар) – The tallest mountain and largest glacier in Mongolia, with Eagle Hunters living in its shadow and a World Heritage Site: Petroglyphs.

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Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad is the capital of Ömnögovi province, 575 km to the south from Ulaanbaatar.

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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

(Mongolian Cyrillic: Горхи-Тэрэлж) – A national park 70 km east of Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar

capital of Mongolia

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Hovd

city

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Zamyn-Üüd

Zamiin-Üüd is a small town in the Dornogovi province of Mongolia. It's also often spelt as Zamyn-Üüd.

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Ulan Ude

city in eastern Russia

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Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

(Mongolian Cyrillic: Говь гурван сайхан байгалийн цогцолбор газар) – Khongor Sand dunes, Yol Canyon, Bayanzag-Red Flamming Cliffs, Khermen Tsav.

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Khustain Nuruu National Park

(Mongolian: Хустайн нуруу) – Khustain Nuruu or Hustai National park is home to the Takhi wild horses (also known as Przewalski's Horse). These are true wild horses which have never been domesticated.

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Mörön

city in Mongolia, administrative center of Khövsgöl Province

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Erdenet

capital city of Orkhon Province, Mongolia

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Tsetserleg

city in Arkhangai Province, Mongolia

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Ölgii

capital-city of the Bayal-Ölgii aimag in Mongolia

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Dornod Province

Province (aimag) of Mongolia

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Karakorum

(Mongolian Cyrillic: Хархорум) – the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire, established by Genghis' son Ogedei.

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Altai Mountains

It's worth going on hikes up into the nearby mountains; find someone familiar who can guide you there, or just walk in any directions. Bugan Tou Mountain to the southwest can be hiked at 2775 m.

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Gobi Desert

desert in China and Mongolia

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Lake Khövsgöl

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Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan

Built between 1893 and 1903 by Mongolian masters, this palace was dedicated to the VIII Bogd Gegeen, head of Tibetan Buddhism and Khan of Mongolia from 1911 until 1924 (the last three years of which were as a constitutional monarch). Upon his death, the palace became the first national historical museum of Mongolia. The museum contains twelve collections showcasing valuable objects and works of art from the 17th to early 20th centuries (notable among which are gilded bronze sculptures by the first Bogd Javzundamba Zanabazar and his school, 19th- and 20th-century thangka paintings, a Jugder painting of Ulaanbaatar in 1912, and works by modern Mongolian painter B. Sharav), as well as personal possessions of the Khan and his wife, Queen Dondogdulam.

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National Museum of Mongolia

Mongolian museum

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Mongolian Natural History Museum

The Mongolian Natural History Museum is a repository and research institution located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The museum was previously known as the Mongolian National Museum or State Central Museum. This change in name has often led to confusion with Ulaanbaatar's other preeminent museum, the National Museum of Mongolia. Although the two museums are located quite close to one another, they contain very different exhibits. The Mongolian National Museum focuses on the archaeology and history of Mongolia, while the Mongolian Natural History Museum is concerned primarily with the flora, fauna, geology and natural history of the country.

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National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia

While visiting Chinggis Square, it may be worthwhile to check out the board in front of this theatre to see if there is an upcoming performance. Most performances are at 17:00 Saturday and Sunday. Local performances may not be great, but are very cheap. Ballet troupes and opera companies from Russia also occasionally visit.

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Choijin Lama Temple

These five temples and five arched gates are a unique showcase of religious art and the history of Buddhism in Mongolia, a gem of 20th-century Mongolian cultural heritage, and a fine example of Buddhist architecture. Choijin Lama Monastery was active until 1938, was inscribed in 1941 on the list of historical and cultural monuments, and became a museum the year after. In the main temple you'll find the sculpture of the Choijin Lama and the embalmed mummy of his teacher, as well as the great coral mask of Begtse, created under the direction of protectors using over 6,000 pieces of coral. Elsewhere in the complex, Yadam Temple and Amgalan Temple contain rare artifacts made by the famous Mongolian artist and sculptor, Zanabazar.

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National Sports Stadium (Mongolia)

The largest and most famous festival in Mongolia, Naadam is held yearly from July 11-13 and consists of competitions in the three traditional Mongolian sports of wrestling, horse racing and archery. The 47.90258106.915381 National Sports Stadium, besides being the main venue for the festival, also serves as the country's main football and baseball stadium as well as a venue for occasional concerts and cultural events.

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Erdene Zuu Monastery

monastery

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Gandantegchinlen Monastery

The main monastery in the city has services around 10:00 every morning. It is one of the few monasteries in the country that was spared during the Communist purges of the 1930s.

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Sükhbaatar Square

central square of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Zaisan Memorial

A huge Communist-era monument located on a hill near the city depicting the Russian and Mongolian heroes who fought together during the First and Second World Wars. Nowadays it is a popular viewpoint where you can see over the whole city. There's also a huge Buddhist statue at the bottom.

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Flaming Cliffs

geographic region

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Mongolia

Mongolia, known as Mongol uls (Cyrillic: Монгол улс, Script: ᠮᠣᠩᠭ᠋ᠣᠯ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ) in Mongolian, is a landlocked country located between China and Russia. It's a vast emptiness that links land and sky, and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition.

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Russia

Russia (Russian: Россия, Rossiya) is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia, sharing land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (by administering the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave on the Baltic coast), Belarus, and Ukraine to the west, Georgia (including the disputed regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) and Azerbaijan to the southwest, and Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea to the east and much of the south. While geographically mostly in Asia, the bulk of Russia's population is concentrated in the European part and, culturally, Russia is unmistakably European. Much of the Asian part, however, has more in common with Kazakhstan, Mongolia or Northeast China than with Eastern Europe. It boasts a rich history and culture.

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