Places to visit in Ulaanbaatar

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Places to Visit in Ulaanbaatar


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  • Steven McDonald
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on a horse-riding adventure with the Manchu people in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, leading us to the enchanting Princess Temple.

    The Manchu guides warmly welcomed us into their community when we set foot in the national park. Their deep knowledge and passion for their culture were evident as they shared stories and anecdotes about the history of the Princess Temple and the significance it holds for the Manchu people. Surprisingly, their English was very good so we didnt need to use translation devices.

    As we mounted our horses and set off on our journey, the Manchu guides led us through the park skillfully, showcasing their exceptional horsemanship skills and deep connection with these magnificent animals.

    Throughout the ride, the guides shared fascinating insights into Manchu traditions, customs, and way of life. They explained the historical significance of the Princess Temple, recounting the love story between the Mongolian prince and the Manchu princess and the tragic events that unfolded. Their storytelling transported us back in time, allowing us to appreciate the cultural significance of this sacred site.
    Arriving at the Princess Temple was a truly awe-inspiring moment. The temple, surrounded by the remnants of brick walls, stood as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Manchu people. The guides explained the architectural features and symbolism behind the temple's design, deepening our understanding of Manchu culture and spirituality.
    The horse riding experience with the Manchu people in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park was not just a thrilling adventure but a transformative journey of cultural discovery. Through their expertise and genuine enthusiasm, the Manchu guides provided us with a profound understanding of their traditions, values, and history.
    I left Gorkhi-Terelj National Park deeply appreciating the Manchu people and their enduring connection to their cultural roots. This horse riding experience was a gateway to a world of ancient traditions and a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating diverse cultures.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent 45 minutes here and thought that it was pretty good. English signage was good enough. I would like to have seen more details regarding the Chinggis Khan era but they did a nice job regarding the 20th century and the emergence of democracy. It’s conveniently located near several other tourist sights.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Narantsetseg E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited in July, 2023 in Cafe bene of Galleria Ulaanbaatar branch is located behind Government palace. They serviced well and polite. I was satisfied and so happy.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited this as a day trip. We had a good lunch here and learned a few things at the park’s information center. We spent about two hours driving around the park and saw a lot of marmots, deer and a group of wild horses. There were also a lot of domesticated farm animals in the area.

    We liked the park but didn’t love it. We spent about 6 hours driving from UB round trip. I think an overnight trip would likely be better as most tour companies add a few additional stops with an overnight trip.

    Note that there aren’t any traditional roads in the park - mostly very rough pathways. It would be a huge mistake for most people to drive themselves to the park.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • gillian m
    Swansea, UK542 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge square in the middle of Ulaanbaatar, surrounded by modern buildings and a museum, used for festivals. Was previously called Sukhbaatar Square after Damdin Sukhbaatar, a Mongolian revolutionary hero but renamed Chinggis Square in 2013. There's a large colonnade monument dedicated to Genghis Khan, as well as to Ögedei Khan and Kublai Khan, dominating the square's north face. I arrived during Mongolian New Year so everywhere was closed sadly.
    Written 12 May 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy26,379 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    With his 40 meters high, this is the highest equestrian statue of the wort ( record that will soon be surpassed by the giant under construction in Mumbai with 212 meters of height dedicated to Shiv Smarak )
    The completely iron equestrian statue was build in 2008
    Impressive
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Lee K
    Prairie Village, KS1,053 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built in 1838, this is the largest and most important center of Buddhism. Beautiful buildings and ornate statues. We were able to hear the morning chants and meet with a monk.
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • Summerasalifestyle
    Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yes, yes, yes. Awe inspiring.
    Inside the monastery. Thank monks.
    Alway go to temples, churches and synagogues.
    Look at the pics, but ya gotta see in real life.

    I finally found it on Apple Maps when I searched for monestry. It’s a 25 min walk from blue sky hotel.

    Funny all the signs at a temple saying beware of pickpockets!
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy26,379 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The complex consists in six temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler the Eighth Bogd Jetsun Dampa Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle.
    The complex looks like an ancient temple but it was built in 1908.
    Unfortunately I can’t go inside, unbelievably the ticket office don’t accepted credit cards
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Rob Nesbit
    Warsaw, Poland3,404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For just over 4 Euros you can get to see some really interesting art, the old and the very modern side by side in this quaint little gallery.
    Was very quiet the day I went in, early on a weekend morning, so it was very nice to walk around and take it all in, in my own pace and with little noise......all very peaceful and reflective.
    Enjoyed the hour or so I spent here.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Lee K
    Prairie Village, KS1,053 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cost is now 15,000 for foreign entry. A great place to visit but a knowledgeable guide is a must. Beautiful architecture.
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • triotravellers
    Australia11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a monument at the top of the hill so don't get yourself too worked up with expectations. The Soviet style mural is good and the view across UB is very good. A tip: You can avoid most of the steps up to it by entering the nearby shopping centre and taking a lift to the top which has a walk-way across to it.
    Written 15 September 2023
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