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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

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

57km

47.91404107.43599

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.

114km

47.7105.9

Erdenet

capital city of Orkhon Province, Mongolia

330km

49.027778104.044444

Dalanzadgad

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

436km

43.57104.42583333
Sights

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.

108m

47.91861111106.91972222

Sükhbaatar Square

central square of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

290m

47.91888889106.9175

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.

416m

47.915106.91833333

National Museum of Mongolia

Mongolian museum

514m

47.9208106.9154

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.

783m

47.9214341106.9130187

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.

783m

47.9214341106.9130187

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.

1.4km

47.90213889106.91625

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.

2.2km

47.8975106.90666667

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.

2.7km

47.88416667106.91583333

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.

2.8km

47.92305556106.895

Dornod Province

Province (aimag) of Mongolia

842km

48.06666667114.5

Dornod Province

Province (aimag) of Mongolia

842km

48.06666667114.5

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Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар) — also Ulan Bator, UB, or in the local language, Khot — is the capital and the largest city in Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is disproportionately larger than all other cities in the country: with a population of 1.34 million as of January 2016, approximately 44% of the country lives here. It is located just east of the center of the country in the forest-steppe region close to the birthplace of Genghis Khan. Ulaanbaatar is a city where authentic Mongol culture thrives in an urban setting, which has made it a destination in its own right.

Personal note

Some day I'll visit. Apparently this is a good jumping off point for Dornod, a grassland area with lots of gazelles. you can travel here by jeep or by bus. The Mongolian Natural History Museum has dinosaur fossils.

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Climate

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