Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is located in the Khatan Tuul river valley at the foot of the Bogd Khan Mountain.
A few temples and gers (Mongolian yurt) is what the city was made up way back in 1778; now with a population of around 1.6 million, it is the political, commercial and cultural hub of Mongolia.
Sukhbaatar District, the founding district of Ulaanbaatar, has become the center of historical museums, monuments and commercial centers. Few of the more famous landmarks of historical and cultural significance are Sukhbaatar Square, Chingis Khaan Equestrian Statue, and Buddhist temples and museums that offer interesting insights into its history - Gandan Monastery, Temple of Choijin Lama, Bogd Khaan Palace Museum.
In just 30 minutes from the center point of the city you will reach the untouched land, all in its natural beauty.
If you’re visiting in July, you have the golden opportunity to celebrate Mongol Naadam, a traditional sports festival unique only to Mongolia. The annual occasion celebrates the three historically remarkable cultural traditions of the Mongolian people: horse riding, archery and wrestling.
The capital of the second largest landlocked country even serves a wide selection of seafood. Everywhere you may go, hospitality and warmth of Mongolians will accompany you.
Take the bus, or a hail a taxi from a sidewalk.
Enjoy a restful stay at domestic hotels Bayangol, Ulaanbaatar, Tushig and guesthouses. International hotel chains Ramada, Holiday Inn, Western and Shangri-La have also made their foray into this untapped market. The peaceful, yet fascinating city of the last of the nomads kindly welcomes you.