Set aside enough time to visit all the interesting museums, sights and one of the many great restaurants. When it comes to shopping you will find the latest in European fashion and unique, Mongolian cashmere creations. Note that Ulaanbaatar can also be reached with Vodka Train - a legendary journey across the continent. Ask KILROY for travel tips!
Adventures in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar's main attractions are the monasteries, of which the most famous is Gandan. Another sight worth visiting is Choijin Lama, a Buddhist temple museum. Visit the National Museum of History to get a deeper insight into Mongolia as a nation. Relax and enjoy the morning on Sükbaatar Square before attending a day trip around the capital. If you find yourself in Ulaanbaatar in July, make sure you get to experience festival Nadaam - the country's largest and best-known festival. Here you can experience traditional Mongolian sports such as wrestling, horse races and archery.
Traveling to and around Ulaanbaatar
The international airport Chinggis Khaan International Airport is located 18 km from the center of Ulaanbaatar. Taxis operate only on paved roads which can limit the cab drivers routes. Always remember to arrange a price in advance! The city has three bus stations and a train station. By bus you can travel around in Mongolia, and by train on to Russia and China. The city center is relatively small, so you can easily walk around on foot.
KILROY's best travel tips to Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar is a relatively safe and quiet city, but like all other metropolises, it also has some dark sides. The most important thing is to always beware of pickpockets and traffic. Mongolians have not yet learned the queuing system, so instead of standing in a row they break forward. Keep your place in such a situation, and remember that neither politeness nor anger will help you move to the front.