Mongolia Travel Guide

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Ulaanbaatar

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Harhorin

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Ogiy Nuur

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Hovsgol Nuur

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Gachuurt

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Erdenet

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Altan-Ovoo

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Ulaan Gobi Nuur

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Tsetserleg

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Mongol Altayn Nuruu

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Hatgal

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Erdene-Dzuu

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Ulaanbaatar

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  • Black Market

    Ulaanbaatar Things to Do

    This is a good place to visit, especially if you are looking for local itmes to buy. Here you can find everything and is possible to bargain.When I travel I don't like shopping, but used to bring something traditional of the country. Here, I bought Mongolian vodka and cashmere sochs.In this markets I have found a great traditional guanz, where I...

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  • Bayangol Hotel

    Ulaanbaatar Hotels

    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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  • Art Invention Centre of Children

    Ulaanbaatar Off The Beaten Path

    If you have a few days in the city, I strongly advise you to visit this centre. You will love to see paintings made by the children who come here to develop and explore themselves in art.Unfortunately I did not take any picture of the paintings just for one reason: I thought I shoud not do it. In this centre, the exhibition features many paintings...

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Harhorin

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  • Bus from Harhorin to Tsetserleg

    Harhorin Transportation

    There is no connection by bus from Harhorin Bus Station to Tsetserleg. You need to wait in the street for the bus coming from Ulaanbaatar Dragon Bus Station to Tsetserleg. I was informed this bus was passing Harhorin about 01:30 PM, as it leaves from the capital at 08:00. I was waiting for it near the bridge, opposite of Harhorin Bus Station.I was...

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  • Black Market

    Harhorin Things to Do

    This market is perhaps the best place to find and buy clothes in Harhorin. I was looking for a jacket and I have found it here and for a good price.There are some guanz worth a visit for breakfast and light meals.

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  • Huushuur and milk tea

    Harhorin Restaurants

    This is not the right place to taste the traditional Mongolian huushhur made with sheep meat. Anyway, they have huusshur with meat and also with sausage. It is a kind of fast food. I tryed both kind and I liked the taste.The ambience and service were good.

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Ogiy Nuur

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  • Rowing boat

    Ogiy Nuur Things to Do

    Here's a photo of my guide standing by some rowing boats moored up by the side of the lake. We took one out for about 30 minutes which was rowed by a young chap from our ger camp. There's not much to see beside or on the lake itself.

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  • Ogii Lake

    Ogiy Nuur Things to Do

    Ogyi Nuur, or Ogii Lake, is a large lake located about 65km north of Harhorin and about 300km east of Ulaanbaatar on the road to the Arhangay provincial capital of Tsetserleg. The lake measures a length of about 8km by a width of 5km and has a surface area of 25.7 sq km. I came here on the 4th day of my 12-day tour around Mongolia and stayed the...

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  • Horses around Ogii Lake

    Ogiy Nuur Things to Do

    Our ger camp beside Ogii Lake was surrounded by dozens of horses, some of them very young foals who were a bit dodgy on their legs. The reason why there's so many of them is due to the fact that they belong to a nomadic family nearby. More photos of them can be found in the travelogues.

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Hovsgol Nuur

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    by hongmingd Written Oct 1, 2003

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    Dont miss the incredible sunset view of Lake Hovsgol when night comes. when the sky is clear you even can see the milky-way on the huge horizon.

    Sunset in Jankhai
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    • Eco-Tourism

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Gachuurt

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  • SNIFF THE SNUFF

    Gachuurt Local Customs

    Mongolian men carry with them a snuff bottle, filled with snuff, a sort of tobacco powder. A custom upon meeting friends is to exchange their snuff bottles with the other men. Unscrew the cap. Take the little ladel which is attached to the cap and scoop out a miniscule spoonful of the powder. Place it on your finger and sniff the powder. If you...

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  • INSIDE THE GER

    Gachuurt Local Customs

    Entering the ger, one should walk clock-wise around it. There are standard places to put things. The stove is in the middle. On the left, upon entering, is where they put the horse saddles and other related items. In the back-ground is the family chest. To the right of the family chest is the bed. On the right side of the door is the kitchen area....

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  • WILD HORSES

    Gachuurt Warnings and Dangers

    My impression is that horses in Mongolia are wilder. During our stay at Gachuurt, the kind Mongolians offered to let us ride their horses to cross a river or whatever. However, in one incident, a horse with my friend Pablo on it panicked and galloped away at top speed. Pablo steered the horse to a slow-down and jumped! He managed to get out of this...

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Tsetserleg

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  • Bus from Tsetserleg to Tariat

    Tsetserleg Transportation

    There is a daily bus from Tsetserleg to Tariat. It departs at 19:00 from the bus station, near the petrol station.The ticket costs 15.000 TG (Octobre, 2014). Pay direclty to the driver when you leave the bus. The road conditions are good and the trip takes about 4 hours.

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  • Mongolian Food

    Tsetserleg Restaurants

    This was my place to eat when I visited this charming city.For lunch I ordered meat with rice, nariin mahan huurga; for dinner, I had no idea what I was ordering. I tryed kimbab. It is sushi.This small restaurant has a good ambience and is managed by kind people. They serve good portions and the food is really tasty.About the location, one foot...

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Hatgal

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  • Eat with locals!

    Hatgal Restaurants

    This was the first restaurant I have visited in Hatgal for lunch. I have found here a good ambience and service. The food was traditional and tasty.I wanted to try other restaurants, but I have found all of them closed.

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  • Two days horse ride

    Hatgal Things to Do

    When I arrived at MS-Guesthouse I was looking for information to visit the reindeer people. Unfortunately I couldn't visit this people as they had moved to another place far away and, as I was travelling alone, should not be possible to go to the new place by jeep. It was necessary more time and to spend a lot of money.Then, I was advisable to take...

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  • Vodka and Apetizers

    Hatgal Restaurants

    When we arrived at Gurt, an amazing place near the lake, we were warmly received by a local family. They were very busy beacuse of a wedding the following day. In my wooden ger, they were making baked sheep. Many apetizers were given to us, including sweets, cheese, hard yogurt along with milk tea. They also offerd us yak and Hövsgöl vodka. I was...

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Erdene-Dzuu

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  • Phallic Rock

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    If you have some time, it is worth looking for the bizarre 'phallic rock', which points erotically to something interestingly called a 'vaginal slope'. It is surrounded by a stone fence, hidden up a small valley, and visible from the main road to Ulaanbaatar, about 1km from Kharkhorin. Legend has it that the rock was placed here in an attempt to...

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  • Turtle rocks

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Outside the monastery walls are two 'turtle rocks'. Four of these sculptures once marked the boundaries of ancient Karakorum, acting as protectors of the city (turtles are considered symbols of eternity). The turtles originally had an inscribed stone stele mounted vertically on their back.One is easy to find: just walk out of the northern gate of...

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  • Destruction and reconstruction

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Virtually the whole monastery site was destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. All but three of the temples were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were either killed or shipped off to Siberia and never heard from again. These photo's in a souvenir shop in a ger outside the Lavrin Temple show the extent of the destruction as well...

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