Mongolia Things to Do

  • Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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  • Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    by happyhourkid
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    by happyhourkid

Mongolia Things to Do

  • Baga Gazrin Chuluu

    These granite formations with 15km long and 10 km wide are located in Dund Gobi Province. Tahilgat Mountain with 1768 m is the highest point. It is believed over 20 kinds of medical herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex and marmot exist here, Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga gazriin stone massif. This is a...

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  • Orhon Valley - 1

    Included in 2004 in the World Heritage List by UNESCO as representing evolution of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia, Orhon Valley Cultural Landscape sprawls along the banks of the Orkhon River in Central Mongolia. Erdene Zuu and Tovhon monasteries are among the main monuments of this valley. Both small and red waterfalls...

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  • Flamming Cliffs

    In this important fossil region of the Gobi Desert, in Ömnögovi Province, scientists from the American Museum of Natural History identified, in 1923, dinosaur eggs for the first time. Other finds in the area include specimens of Velociraptor and eutherian mammals.Alternative nameБаянзаг

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  • Khongoryn Sand Dune

    These dunes, some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in the country, are located about 180km from the city of Dalanzadgad. They are up to 250m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwestern corner of the range. It was really exhausting to get to the top of the big dune. I really don't know how much time...

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  • Yolyn Am - Valley of Eagles

    This valley, located 62 kilometers north-west of Dalanzadgad, is a protected site since 1965. Its wide entrance narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. A spring of two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. Following the canyon to...

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  • See Wild Horses in a Classic Steppe...

    I spent two days in July, 2014 in Hustai National Park, which is located a couple of hours west of the capital and is easily reachable by car. I stayed in a ger camp right at the entrance. I personally think ger camps are much overrated--mediocre food, lots of tour groups being herded around the country, close quarters etc. This one fit the mold,...

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  • Tovhon Monastery

    This monastery, founded by Zanabazar in 1653, was almost completely destroyed by the communists in 1937. In the early 1990s, it was rebuilt and nowadays is a major pilgrimage centre for Mongolians.In my opinion, this place is worth a visit not for the monument itself, but for the views we have from the top of the mountain at 2,600 meters above the...

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  • Ongi Monastery Ruins

    This monastery, one of the largest in Mongolia, founded in 1660, had 28 temples and several administrative buildings on the South slope of the rocky mountain, on Ongi river, about 18 km from Saikhan Ovoo. It housed about 1000 lamas.In 1939, during the Stalinism period, all the temples were completely destroyed. Over 200 monks were killed, and many...

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  • SUNPATH TOURS GOBI & CENTRAL MONGOLIA -...

    I made with SUNPATH TOURS a 8 days tour to the Gobi and central Mongolia. I liked very much the service provided by both the driver, Zoogii, and the guide, Bill. They were easy going, kind and love their jobs. Zoogii had a brilliant knowledge of the routes; Bill, an entusiastic person, was able to talk about any subject and had excellent knowledge...

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  • SUNPATH TOURS GOBI & CENTRAL MONGOLIA -...

    I made with SUNPATH TOURS a 8 days tour to the Gobi and central Mongolia. I liked very much the service provided by both the driver, Zoogii, and the guide, Bill. They were easy going, kind and love their jobs. Zoogii had a brilliant knowledge of the routes; Bill, an entusiastic person, was able to talk about any subject and had excellent knowledge...

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  • Orhon Valley - 3

    After having a good lunch at the ger family, we went to this waterfall, red waterfall, located about 2 km away. Some of us went there by horse, including myself. I was dressed with a deel.I tryed to swim in the river, just above the waterfull, but the water was too cold for me. The scenery around it is amazing. We walked for a while along the...

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  • Orhon Valley - 2

    We visited this waterfall, small waterfall, by horse ride in the morning. The scenery around this place is really amazing and I loved the trip.Our horse guide was a good and fun man!Part 1Part 3

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  • SHARE JEEP

    HOW TO MEET TRAVELERS / SHARE JEEP: contact in English: mejet69@yahoo.com and tell him your dreams and when you think to visit Mongolia and maybe you will be contacted by someone interested. On U.B just leave some ad in the guest houses.

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  • TRANSLATOR

    TRANSLATOR: TRANSLATOR: only few drivers have fluently English, if you study Russian you will have an opportunity to improve it! Buy an phrase book English-Mongolian and Russian Mongolian as everybody can read on Mongolia. In any case it isn’t difficult to travel with a driver who can’t speak English as they will do all to communicate with you...

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  • BORDER CROSSING 2014

    BORDER CROSSING 2014:Please as crossing points can change ask more to your nearst embassy.Foreigners may now enter Mongolia by automobile or motorcycle at four additional land border crossings.Open points:https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=215492153687143786348.0004a4bf0c51c639dd5e8&z=5

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  • KAZAK ,EAGLE FESTIVAL

    EAGLE FESTIVAL: actually there are 2 eagle festivals in Bayan Olgi area. One traditional with 2 days festival at around 10km far Bayan Olgi. Price for tourists: 30$/day including a traditional Khazak music concert at the theatre of Olgi. Eagles hunters come from any part of Olgy aimag, each year there is more and more eagle hunters who parcipate....

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  • BUYING A MOTORBIKE

    BUYING A MOTORBIKE (information 2014)To rent, if it’s possible, or to buy and sell at the end of the trip please contact: mejet69@yahoo.com How to buy a Chinse motorbike? You can find 125 and 200 cc Chinese motorbike for around 800 to 1200€. You can buy in some shops in UB and to markets of major cities. You can sell the motorbike when you have...

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  • HORSE TREK INFORMATION

    %HORSE TREK GENERAL INFORMATION it’s the traditional transportation in Mongolia, if you make only short riding as around Kosgol Lake and Trekhin Lake, no matter if you never ride in your life!To rent a horse is 15€ day and > 400€ to buy one. Don’t go alone or with a group WITHOUT A GUIDE as even you are good riders as the steppe can be dangerous...

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  • THE WILD TSAGAAN NUR

    THE WILD AREA OF TSAGAAN NUR SUN About 50 km west of Kovsgol lake is a large depression called Darkhadyn Khotgor, often referred to as Tsagannuur (white lake). This nice aimag has about 300 lakes, over 200 of them in this area alone and you can discover them hiking, by jeep or riding. From Darkhadyn Khotgor you can also reach only by riding Tsaatan...

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  • EQUIPEMENT TO TSATAN TREK

    EQUIPMENT TO RIDE TO TSAATANYou must be prepared if you want to go to Tsatan as difficult because of the changing climate and the ride is not easy in summer as in winter:• you need a special permit , this permit is to ask in Ub before you leave where your names and passport number will be written both name of the driver and car number. When in ***...

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  • HORSE GUIDE TO TSAATANS

    BE AWARE: as some guides only want to get money and will never drive you the Tsaatans tribe, just make you a tour on forest and after 3 hours will say that they moved and so can’t find them! Many tourism report this kind of problems, if this happen just let it know to the Police in Tsagan Nur and in ***.
Often people will make you believe...

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  • HORSE TREK TO TSAATAN TRIBE

    From June 15 to August 15, Tsaatans tribe lives at 1 or 2 day riding horse from Tsaagan Nur Sun. Before and after the camps are father and hidden in the forests. No more than 50 families compose this tribe who lives only of reindeer -farming and use as house tepees like Indians of America. Tsatan tribe is divided in 2 groups: Tsatans living in West...

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  • TRAVEL WITH KIDS

    TRAVEL WITH KIDSit’s possible to Travel with kids in Mongolia, but you must adapt your trip and means of transportation according to the age of yours kids . Roads in Mongolia are really difficult so we recommend to make short trips each day and choose private transportation as jeep with driver istead of a public bus. On public buses you will be...

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  • CAMEL TREK IN GOBI DESERT

    CAMEL TREK IN GOBI DESERT During our last trip in Mongolia we met on the small sun of Bulgan (Gobi desert 100km from Dalazangad) a nomad family who can organize camel treks.
All flexible : number of persons (departure from 1 person) number of days (from 1 to infinity) flexible trek (if you arrive with your own jeep , your driver can met you...

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  • Camel Ride

    To tell you the truth I don't like camel rides, but it was included in our package one hour of this kind of trip. I made it in the morning, around 09:30, in a locality not too far from the dune where we had our dinner with a family who had 60 camels. Before making the ride I had the opportunity to try to milk a camel, but without success. I used to...

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  • Desert Mini-Dunes

    The Gobi is mainly a huge dry plain of gravelly soil and sparse grass, but it has some more interesting features as well, including several areas of sand dunes. The largest set of dunes, the "singing dunes," located several hours to the west of the regional capital Dalanzadgad, is included in many package tours, but for those traveling on their...

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  • Red Cliffs and Fossils

    Located in the Gobi Desert about 1.5 hours northwest of Dalanzadgad, the "flaming cliffs" are a standard stop on many guided tours, but also easily reachable by hired vehicle from the provincial capital, Dalanzadgad. The cliffs, formed by erosion, take their name from their red color and have been the site of many dinosaur bone finds. The...

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  • Gorgeous Canyon In the Gobi: A Must See!

    Located in the Gobi Desert about an hour west of Dalanzadgad, the canyon Yolim Am is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. The pictures below speak for themselves. Just be sure that you allow enough time not only to walk down the canyon itself (about 30 minutes round trip), but also to explore some of the other beautiful...

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  • The Winter Palace

    Its full name is Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan and is extraordinary, probably my best visit in Ulan Bator. Today is a museum.I counted six temples on its premises, and I saw several of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed.

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  • 'Great Place of Complete Joy'

    The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is the main religious center in the country. This Tibetan Buddhist monastery was founded in the beggining of 19th century and still functions a place of worship - that why it is really woth visiting! Gandan Monastery functioned until 1937, when the communists closed all the temples in the country. Most of the...

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  • Naadam Festival

    The Naadam in Ulan Bator is amazing! The opening ceremonies are really cool and the horse racing, which takes place outside the city, are a photographer's dream.

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  • ULAAN BAATOR : MUSEUM OF NATURAL...

    The exhibits here about Mongolia's flora and fauna are exquisite and very comprehensive. There are many history and geography lessons to be learnt in this museum as well. I discovered quite a few things here in this museum.The most impressive display must be the complete dinosaur skeletons found in the Gobi Desert - the meat-eating Tarbosaurus, 15m...

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  • ULAAN BAATOR :NATIONAL MUSEUM OF...

    The museum contains very interesting exhibits of, what else, Mongolian History.The ground floor displays the cultural items related to Mongolia, the ger, farming implements, horse saddles, musical instruments, items related to Buddhism.The second floor is wonderful. It contains the traditional costumes and head-gears from the various minority...

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  • Visit a Ger Village

    I don't even know where to start. Best experience of my life. I was a little intimidated and reluctant to visit the village next to our "fancy" hotel but as my mother always told me just act like you own it and pretend you belong there; even though we didn't. However, the Mongolian people were so wonderful. Luck would have it that our horse guide...

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  • Horseback Riding

    The horses are tiny but are sturdy and strong. For around $4 an hour in Terelj National Park, you have a guide and a horse. There were 2 of us on this trek and I got too scared and turned around. So, my boyfriend and the guide went on the ride. I am glad I tried it but was more happy that I wasn't hindering my boyfriend having a really good ride...

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  • Visit Gedan Monastery

    Inserted in the heart of Ulaanbatar city is a busy and yet peacefull monastery where you can relac and appreciate the local activity and seeing monks chanting and creating Mandalas (Buddhist Universes) with coloured sand.

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  • Out with the old, in with the new

    A generation ago there were still camels on the streets of Ulaanbaatar. Now the streets are clogged by top-of-the-range offroad vehicles – Hummers, Landcruisers, Range Rovers – and the city centre is expanding steadily upwards as more and more highrise steel-and-glass buildings appear. The "old" Mongolia can still be found outside Ulaanbaatar, but...

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  • Gingghis Khaan

    The massive marble building on the north side of Sukhbaatar Square was completed in 2006 to mark the 800th anniversary of the recognition of Gingghis Khaan (Genghis Khan) by the Mongolian tribes as their supreme leader. He had achieved the tremendous feat of unifying the various warring tribes and forging a great Mongolian empire. As the Mongol...

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  • Lucky day

    Old Cliffie was in Ulaanbaatar on an auspicious day for weddings and he saw several newly wed couples waiting for their turn to be photographed in front of the Sukhbaatar statue in the main square. The temperature was low but the sun was shining, and so were the faces as the family and friends lined up for the photographer. After that it was off to...

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  • Yolyn Am

    Yolyn Am (Vulture's Mouth) was originally established to conserve the birdlife in the region, but it's now more famous for its dramatic and very unusual scenery - it is a valley in the middle of the Gobi Desert, with metres-thick ice almost all year-round. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeier...

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  • Khongor sand dunes

    The Khongor sand dunes are some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Also known as the duut mankhan (singing dunes), they are up to 800m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the north-west corner of the range. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful and we fooled around and stayed on them...

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  • Three Beauties (Gurvansaikhan Natural...

    The Gurvansaikhan Mountains are a mountain range in Umnogobi province. They are named for three sub ranges: Baruun Saikhanii Nuruu (the Western Beauty), Dund Saikhanii Nuruu (the Middle Beauty) and Zuun Saikhanii Nuruu (the Eastern Beauty) and so are known in English as The Three Beauties. The highest peak is found in Dund Saikhanii Nuruu, and is...

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  • Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag)

    Bayanzag, 120km northwest of Dalanzadgad in the Gobi desert, earned its place in history as the first spot dinosaur remains were found in Asia by American palaeontologists lead by Roy Chapman Andrews in 1921. Skeletons of protoceratops and tarbosaurus have been found here but it was famous for being the first place on earth where dinosaur eggs were...

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  • The Gobi desert

    Umnogobi province in southern Mongolia is one of Mongolia’s largest provinces, with a population density of only 0.3 people per sq km. The few people who live here are of the Khaikh ethnic group. It's not hard to see why humans prefer to live elsewhere. With an average annual precipitation of only 130mm a year, and summer temperatures reaching an...

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  • Ongi Temple

    Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi Temple, located in Dundgovi Aimag south of Ulaanbaatar and north of the Gobi Desert, was founded in 1760 and combined two temple complexes on the north and south sides of the Ongi River. The older southern side consisted of various administrative buildings which were linked to the northern...

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  • Bayangol Hotel

    I stayed here for a couple of nights - the first and last night’s of my Mongolian tour. This 4-star...

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    My opinion is pretty simple, they need to become more professional.We got a twin bedroom on Sunday...

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