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Mongolia is a country that is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination. It’s a vast country, rugged and desolate, with endless skies, a strong nomadic culture, and proud residents.

The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar, home to 1.5 million people (50% of Mongolia’s total population).

Ulaanbaatar is a busy city full of contrasts, there are businessmen in impeccable suits walking next to people in a traditional Mongolian deel. There are expensive modern cars, as well as old rusted Ladas from neighbor Russia.

This Ulaanbaatar itinerary includes the best things to do in Ulaanbaatar, from interesting museums to famous Sükhbaatar Square, and from beautiful Buddhist temples to a whirling cultural show.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

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Map of Ulaanbaatar attractions and highlights

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What to do in Ulaanbaatar

  1. Visit the beautiful Gandan Khiid Monastery
  2. Learn about the history of Mongolia at the National Museum
  3. Admire the view from Zaisan Memorial
  4. Watch a Tumen Ekh Cultural Show
  5. Walk around Sukhbaatar Square
  6. Explore the quirky Puzzle Museum
  7. Enjoy delicious food at Luna Blanca
  8. Day trip to Terejl National Park
  9. Day trip to Khustai National Park
  10. Day trip to Bogd Khan Mountain
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Best places to stay in Ulaanbaatar

In the table below you can find my hotels recommendations for Ulaanbaatar. Further down in the post you can read more details about these hotels.

Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter☆☆☆8.4US$112Click here
Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar☆☆☆☆9US$148Click here
The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower☆☆☆☆☆7.8US$157Click here

Note: Prices for these hotels depend on the time of year and how far in advance you book. Therefore, the prices mentioned above are a rough indication of the price per night to help you compare the different options. Use ‘click here’ to see the latest prices on Agoda and Booking and book ahead to get the best deal.

Important things to know when planning a trip to Mongolia

What is the best time to visit Mongolia?

The weather in Ulaanbaatar is pretty extreme, as is the case in the rest of Mongolia. The best time to visit is between May and September, though personally, I’d avoid July and August as temperatures can rise to 40°C.

We visited Ulaanbaatar mid-May, the weather was sunny and the temperature during the day was 30°C. Contrary, in winter the temperature can drop to -40°C during a cold night.

What language do they speak in Mongolia?

The official language in Mongolia is Mongolian, which is spoken by 95% of Mongolia’s population. In UB (the abbreviation commonly used for Ulan Bator) people working in tourism generally speak English quite well.

Which currency is used in Mongolia?

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The Mongolian tugrik (MNT) is the official currency of Mongolia.Hereyou can find the current exchange rates, at the time of writing €1 is approximately 3000MNT and $1 is around 2750MNT.

Note that the tugrik cannot be exchanged outside of Mongolia, so be sure to spend it all (or exchange it into a more commonly accepted currency) before leaving the country.

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The best places to visit in Ulaanbaatar (and around)

Visit Gandan Khiid Monastery

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Gandan Khiid is one of the most important monasteries in Mongolia and one of the few who avoided complete destruction during Soviet rule. Nowadays, there are over 150 monks living at the complex.

Its full name is Gandantegchenling which roughly translates into ‘the great place of complete joy‘, a beautiful name! Within the main temple, there is an impressive 26m tall Buddha statue.

The entrance fee to the complex is 4000 tugriks (€1.30/$1.50) plus 7000 tugriks (€2.30/$2.50) if you want to take photos inside. If you can, visit around 9 am to watch one of the fascinating ceremonies.

Visit the National Museum of Mongolia

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The National Museum of Mongolia is a must-visit during any Mongolia trip. This interesting museum guides you through the history of Mongolia, from ancient to modern times, and everything in between.

There are three floors, the exhibits are ordered chronologically and most have English information signs. Learn about Ghengis Khan and his family and admire interesting artifacts, such as traditional clothing and weapons.

The museum is open from Tuesday until Saturday. The entrance fee is 8000 tugrik (€2.50/$3), plus 10.000 (€3/$3.50) if you want to take pictures inside.

It’s easy to spend a couple of hours here, as there is so much to learn about Mongolia in this wonderful museum!

Admire the view from Zaisan Hill

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Zaisan Memorial is located on a hill south of the city and offers a beautiful view of Ulaanbaatar.

It’s a bit of a climb: from the base of the hill, it’s a 600 step ascend (300 steps from the upper parking lot) but worth the effort!

The Zaisan Memorial was built to honor all Mongolian and Soviet soldiers that were killed during World War II.

The colorful murals depict important scenes in the history of Mongolia, such as Mongolia’s independence declaration, victory overNazi Germanyand the space flight of Soyuz 39,which carried the first Mongolian into space.

You’ll need to catch a bus ( bus 8 or 52) or grab a taxi to get to Zaisan Hill, as it’s located away from the city center.

Watch the famous Tumen Ekh Cultural Show

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Wendy from The Nomadic Vegan: while most visitors head out to the Mongolian countryside to experience the country’s traditional culture, Tumen Ekh is keeping those traditions alive and well right in the heart of the capital.

Tumen Ekh is a national song and dance ensemble that puts on a fantastic show highlighting Mongolia’s cultural traditions.

While it’s geared towards tourists, the locals also love it. Several Mongolians I met told me I must not miss the show, which was excellent advice!

The members of the group dress up in traditional Mongolian costumes and sing, play traditional music instruments, and perform traditional dances. There’s even a contortionist!

It’s also a great opportunity to hear the unique Mongolian throat singing (khöömii). Attending the show is one of thebest things to do in Mongoliaif you are interested in the local culture.

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Performances are held every night throughout most of the year, at the State Youth and Children’s Theatre.

Tickets cost a very reasonable 30.000 tugriks (€10/$11), and if you want to take photos it’s an additional 20.000 tugriks (€6.50/$7) for a photo permit.

Keep in mind that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive at least half an hour early, especially if you’re planning to take photos and want a front-row seat.

That being said, the theater is quite small, so there’s not really a bad seat in the house. Another thing to note is that the seats don’t have backs, so you might get uncomfortable after a little while, although the show only lasts for an hour or so.

Walk around Sukhbaatar Square

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Abbie from Speck On The Globe: Sukhbaatar Square is a large square in the heart of the capital.

It is a perfect representationof the history and modernization of the city. There are several monuments and buildings that illustrate the cultural fusions in Ulaanbaatar.

First, you’ll notice the massive statues of Genghis Khan, the famous Mongolian leader and warrior. Genghis Khan stands in front of the Government or Parliament House and other soviet-style buildings like the Cultural Palace and Opera House.

When turning away from the Genghis Khan statue, the modern buildings like the Central and Blue Sky Towers are a sharp contrasting reminder of the country’s evolution.

The square itself is named after Damdin Sukhbaatar, a revolutionary who declared Mongolia’s independence from China in July 1921. A bronze statue of Sukhbaatar on his horse is the center point of the square.

Throughout history, Sukhbaatar Square has been the meeting place for many important events and it remains an important place even today. Nowadays, it’s the location heads of state will visit as a sign of respect.

It was the meeting point for many military parades, demonstrations, and ceremonies.

But for most UB residents, it’s a place to meet up with friends and family, and festivals and performances take place on a regular basis.

Visit the International Intellectual Museum

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Sinead Camplin from Map Made Memories: we spent several hours at the International Intellectual Museum (also known as the Puzzle Museum) in Ulaanbaatar.

This unusual, four-story museum showcases the eclectic and extensive puzzle collection of the museum’s owner, Tumen Ulzii, a world-famous puzzle designer.

I would recommend getting a taxi to the museum, as it is tucked away on a residential side street away from the city center. The Intellectual Museum is not easy to find nor does it stand out; the front of the museum looks like a residential apartment!

Entrance to the museum is very reasonable, costing around 8000 tugriks (€2.50/$3), and entry is by guided tour only.

You must wear supplied protective wraps on your shoes and touching or photographing the exhibits is strictly forbidden.

The tour guide introduces the various styles of games, logic puzzles and intricate, interlocking wooden ‘burr’ puzzles designed by ‘The Creator’, in addition to the thousands of puzzles he picked up on hisworld travels.

There are hundreds of chess sets made in a myriad of materials ranging from tiny chess sets to life-size versions with Mongolian warriors. Some of these are Shatar sets, the Mongolian version of chess.

The Intellectual Museum is an intriguing, quirky and fascinating attraction. At the end of the tour, there is a room full of puzzles you are allowed to play with, which will engage and challenge even the weariest traveler!

Enjoy a delicious (vegan) dinner at Luna Blanca

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Oksana from Drink Tea & Travel: two staples in the Mongolian kitchen are meat and milk and vegan or vegetarian food is hard to come by in Mongolia.

Luckily, you can find a few vegetarian restaurants in Ulaanbaatar. Our favorite meal during our 3 weeks in Mongolia was at the vegan restaurant Luna Blanca, located not too far from the city center.

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Aside from serving up delicious meals, Luna Blanca is also a not-for-profit with a mission of educating Mongolians on healthier diets.

All profits generated are used for a number of educational programs and initiatives.The menu offers many delicious and well priced vegan dishes. We particularly loved their khuushuur dumplings and were impressed by the great selection of teas.

An English menu is available upon request.The restaurant is open Monday to Friday for lunch (12-3 pm) and dinner (5-8 pm).

Day trips from Ulaanbaatar

Make a day trip to Terelj National Park

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One of the most beautiful places to visit in Mongolia is Terelj National Park. We actually stayed here for two nights and if you have time available, I highly recommend doing so.

During our 3D2N trip, we slept in a ger camp and explored the stunning park. We made a hike around Turtle Rock and visited the colorful Aryapala Temple Meditation Centre.

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Another highlight was visiting a local nomadic family, who absolutely adored our 1-year old son and kept feeding him snacks.

It was very interesting to learn about their unique way of life (via our guide who translated for us) and see the inside of a traditional ger.

On our way back to Ulaanbaatar from Terelj National Park, we visited the majestic Genghis Khan statue, another highlight of our Mongolia itinerary.

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If you don’t have that much time to spend in Mongolia, there are great day trips to Terelj National Park from Ulaanbaatar available as well, which will allow you to visit the most important sites in just one day.

This day tour includes transport, lunch, entrance fees and is led by an English speaking guide.

Make a day trip to Khustain Nuruu National Park

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Khustain Nuruu National Park (also known as Hustai National Park) is also one of the places in Mongolia you can’t miss.

Slightly less popular than the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, this park offers views of endless green grasslands, wild Mongolian horses (called takhi), maral (red deer) and grazing sheep and yaks.

Again, if you have the time it’s recommended to spend the night, but Hustai is also a fun and easy day trip from Ulaanbaatar.

Check out this excellent tour, including transportation and led by a knowledgeable English speaking guide.

During the 8-hour tour, you can spot wild animals living in the park and will visit a horseman family, who will explain more about their nomadic traditions.

If you like you can ride a horse yourself before traveling back to the capital city of Mongolia.

Make a day trip to Bogd Khan Mountain and the Mandshir Khiid Monastery

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On the slope of the Bogd Khan Mountain, the Mandshir Khiid Monastery was built in 1733.

Back in the days, it was one of the most important monasteries of Mongolia, with multiple temples and home to over 300 monks.

Sadly, a large part of the complex was destroyed during the Stalinist purges of 1937, as were many of the religious sites in Mongolia.

Known by several names, the Manjusri Monastery or Manzushir Monastery, is a popular Ulaanbaatar day trip and worth a visit. The complex was partially restored in 1990, though many buildings remain in ruins.

The surrounding area is beautiful and it’s easy to understand why a monastery was built in this spot. It’s the perfect place to contemplate life and connect to nature.

Be sure to climb up the rocks behind the main temple for excellent views and well-preserved Buddhistrock paintings.

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This day tour includes transport and is led by an English-speaking hiking guide.

Where to stay in Ulaanbaatar

Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter ☆☆☆

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During a trip to Thailand, I stayed at a Ramada Hotel and was impressed by their service. While I haven’t personally stayed at this hotel, it’s well-reviewed and a good option when looking for a hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

The 4-star Ramada hotel offers spacious rooms with a modern ensuite bathroom. There are a spa and wellness center, a gym and two onsite restaurants.

It’s a 30-minute walk (2km) to Sukhbataar Square and 1.5km to the train station.

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Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar ☆☆☆☆

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The Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar is a solid option when looking for a nice place to stay in Ulaanbaatar.

With spacious rooms (many with lovely city views), a gym, free parking and room service there are lots of facilities to make your stay a very pleasant one.

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The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower ☆☆☆☆☆

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The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower is a very modern and luxurious hotel, housed in the tallest building in Ulaanbaatar. There is an indoor pool and a fitness and wellness center.

With four onsite restaurants, offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western cuisine there is something to suit every traveler’s preference. The location is excellent, as the hotel is overlooking Sukhbaatar Square.

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Transport in Ulaanbaatar: how to get from A to B

Traffic in Ulan Bator is absolutely horrible! The city was originally built to accommodate 500.000 people, instead, there are now living 1.5 million people, the majority of them owning a car.

There are traffic jams pretty much every moment of every day. There are plenty of taxi’s, both official ones as well as random strangers pulling over to give you a ride (which you will have to pay for).

I recommend covering short distances within the city center on foot, as it will be faster than by car due to the never-ending traffic jams.

You can get around Ulaanbaatar by bus as well, more information can be found at theLonely Planet website.

In order to travel on the bus, you need a U Money card, which can be bought at bus kiosks everywhere in town.

Ulaanbaatar itinerary and travel guide: in conclusion

I hope this guide of Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia attractions will help you plan a trip to this beautiful and interesting country.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have by leaving a comment orsend me an email! Also read my other posts about the Trans Mongolian Express and the stops we made along the way:

  • St. Petersburg itinerary
  • Moscow itinerary
  • Irkutsk and Lake Baikal itinerary
  • Beijing itinerary
  • Trans Mongolian Express with kids
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This post was updated in May 2022.

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How long to spend in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Visitors can explore the city's museums, temples, and markets, as well as enjoy the nightlife and local cuisine. Allow at least 2-3 days to see the city's main sights. Another must-see destination is the Gobi Desert, which is one of the most iconic landscapes in Mongolia.

Are Americans welcome in Mongolia? ›

Mongolian visa and Registration rule

You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival. For stays for more than 30 days, register with Mongolian Immigration within seven days of arrival.

Is Ulaanbaatar worth visiting? ›

Ulaanbaatar has all the conveniences that you would find at home. The city has a Russian feel to it and is worth taking a few days to explore. Not only is Ulaanbaatar a nice city to spend a few days in, but it's also the perfect place to start your trip. It's easy to reach from both Russia and China via train.

What is special about Ulaanbaatar? ›

It is the coldest capital city in the world, on average. The municipality is located in north central Mongolia at an elevation of about 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River.

What is the best month to visit Ulaanbaatar? ›

The best time to visit Mongolia is between mid-June and late August, which is the summer season, characterized by sunny days and a little rain to keep the scenery lush and green.

How safe is Mongolia for Americans? ›

Be aware of your surroundings. Pickpocketing and bag snatching is common, especially on public transport and in crowded areas. Criminals posing as police have robbed travellers in the Sukhbaatar Square area of Ulaanbaatar. Be alert to thieves, especially on public transport.

Can I speak English in Mongolia? ›

English is not spoken everywhere, Mongolian is the main language and English is spoken only in the big towns. So, if you want to meet the nomadic people, your guide will also be your interpreter: it is the best way to meet the local people and will turn your trip to Mongolia into an unforgettable experience.

Are Mongolians friendly to tourists? ›

Mongolians are extremely friendly people and are very welcoming to foreigners, but it would still be nice of you to accept some of their local customs and rules for behavior. One of the things to remember is that Mongolians always give or pass things to others with their right hand, never their left.

What can't you do in Mongolia? ›

  • Remain standing in the doorway when entering the yurt or house.
  • Refuse drinks or food in the yurt or in the house. ...
  • Whistle inside the yurt.
  • Lean on the beams of the yurt.
  • Touch somebody's hat, or even worse, patting their head.
  • Throw water or trash into the fire, which is considered sacred!
Aug 14, 2015

Do US citizens need visa for Mongolia? ›

Tourism & Business Travel: You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival. For stays of more than 30 days, you must register with Mongolian Immigration within seven days of arrival.

Can you drink the water in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Can I drink the tap water in Mongolia? No, the tap water in Mongolia is not safe to drink. Although it looks clear, is not safe for drinking unless it has been boiled or filtered by jug. Even in Ulaanbaatar city, water from the tap is not well filtered, sterilized, or purified.

How do you get around Ulaanbaatar? ›

Taxi is the most safe and reliable transport in Ulaanbaatar after 10PM. It is very simple to catch a taxi from the street, you just stand by the side of the main road and hold your arm out with your fingers up. However, when there is a heavy traffic congestion, it would be faster to walk anywhere in the city.

What language do they speak in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Mongolian is the official language of Mongolia and both the most widely spoken and best-known member of the Mongolic language family.

What language is spoken in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Mongolian is the official language that belongs to the Ural Altaic language family, spoken by 94 % of the population.

What is the hottest month in Ulaanbaatar? ›

July is the hottest month in Ulan Bator with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) and the coldest is January at -22.5°C (-9°F). The wettest month is June with an average of 50mm of rain..

How do you keep Ulaanbaatar warm? ›

Hats: Not only to keep you warm but also to cover your ears and avoid frostbite. You can also use a headband/ear warmers. Make sure they are wool, fleece or, if you are in Mongolia already, camel and cashmere are also good and can be bought inexpensively. Scarves: Keep your neck warm and cozy.

What month rains the most in Mongolia? ›

The annual precipitation in Mongolia

In Khuvsgul's mountainous area they get around 250 – 300 mm of rain and snow in a year. The Gobi only gets 50 – 100 mm per year. Around 85% of total precipitation happens from April to Sep and around half of the total is in July and August.

What is the richest town in Mongolia? ›

Ordos in Inner Mongolia is the richest city in China 🇨🇳. Per capita GDP exceeds even that of Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Is Mongolia a cheap country? ›

The short answer is yes, it can quickly get expensive to travel to Mongolia. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to travel here on a budget. If you have the time and patience Mongolia can easily be explored on a backpacker budget. Plenty of people have.

Where do most Mongolians live in the US? ›

Other communities formed by recent Mongolian immigrants include ones in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The largest Mongolian-American community in the United States is located in Los Angeles, California.

What are the biggest problems in Mongolia? ›

Additional challenges include its susceptibility to climate change, air pollution and corruption. Speaking of corruption, His Excellency said: “Mongolia is ranked 110th in the world on the corruption perception index, we need to see this become a two-digit number very quickly - that is our Government's aim.”

What is the leading cause of death in Mongolia? ›

Over the last 30 years, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer remains the leading causes of death. Mongolia has a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection, with approximately 70% of patients suffering from gastric problem [17], which significantly increases the risk of stomach cancer [18].

Can you travel to Mongolia on your own? ›

Travelling Around Mongolia

Travelling Mongolia without a tour is possible. The 2nd and 3rd largest cities to visit in Mongolia are near Ulaanbaatar and can be reached on bus travel in Mongolia with private bus companies. If you are venturing out of the cities then minivans and shared jeeps are options to get around.

Do Mongolians speak Russian or Chinese? ›

After centuries of Chinese rule, one common misconception is that Mongolian speak Chinese. While some surely do, in Mongolia, they speak Mongolian. It is an ancient and interesting language, full of cool ways to express ideas.

Is Mongolia similar to Russian? ›

No, Mongolians do not speak Chinese or Russian as an official language and the people who speak either one of those languages are in the minority. The Mongolian language is also very different from Chinese and Russian, so it does not share any similarity with either of those languages.

What is the etiquette in Mongolia? ›

Always receive objects with your right hand. Keep your palm facing up when holding cups and accepting things. Always accept gifts and food. Take a bite or a nibble of offered food, even if you're not hungry.

How do Mongols treat foreigners? ›

The Mongols welcomed foreigners who included Russians, Arabs, Jews, Genoese and Venetians. Marco Polo was only one of many traders to receive a warm welcome and to work for the Khan. Mongols themselves were not involved in the caravan trade; they encouraged others.

What is considered rude in Mongolia? ›

Don't touch or lean on the pillar, whistle, take food with your left hand, throw any trash in a fire, stand or sit in front or near the door, walk in front of an older person. Don't roll up your sleeves in a ger and can be seen as inviting to a fight. These things are considered disrespectful and anger the spirits.

What are some taboos in Mongolia? ›

Most frequent taboos are: To lean back against the yurt's posts or to pass through them. This custom probably has practical origins but also expresses the symbolism of the posts as fonts of strength in the house. To walk on the doorway.

How much cash can you bring into Mongolia? ›

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies, provided they are declared on arrival. Local and foreign currencies can be exported up to the amount imported and declared.

What is the crime in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Petty crime is common, particularly in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Watch out for pickpockets especially in markets or other crowded public places. Be wary of large groups of people, including children and teenagers, who sometimes harass pedestrians for money when entering and leaving vehicles, pubs and restaurants.

Do I need a Covid test for Mongolia? ›

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Mongolia? A COVID test is not required to enter Mongolia.

How much is the e visa for Mongolia? ›

The electronic visa for Mongolia has been in effect since June 1, 2021. 98 nationalities are eligible for this e-Visa and have the possibility to visit the country for stays of up to 30 days, extendable on site. Its price is 84 € through us. A transit e-Visa is also possible for stays of 10 days or less .

Are Mongolians heavy drinkers? ›

In Mongolia, approximately 30% of women and 50% of men are current drinkers, and most believe that heavy episodic drinking is common in Mongolia4.

Is alcohol illegal in Mongolia? ›

Mongolia: No drinking on the first day of the month

In Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, the first and twentieth day of every month are alcohol-free: you cannot buy booze anywhere in the city, be it stores or bars.

Do they drink coffee in Mongolia? ›

Coffee is not a traditional drink in Mongolia, and it was not widely consumed until recently. However, coffee culture has been growing in popularity in Mongolia in recent years, with a number of coffee shops and cafes opening up in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and other cities.

Is Uber available in Ulaanbaatar? ›

Using taxi apps

There is no Uber taxi app in Mongolia. However, there are UBCab and ABA taxi Mongolia taxi apps used in Mongolia. These two taxi apps are widely used in Ulaanbaatar city and have an English menu. They have their own registered and trusted drivers.

Where to avoid in Mongolia? ›

You should practice safety the most in Ulaanbaatar, the capital. It has the highest crime rate in the country, and most crimes towards tourists consist of petty theft and scams. Use common sense, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or flashing money around town.

How much does a Mongolia trip cost? ›

Mongolia Tour Packages
Mongolia Tour PackagesDurationPrice
Classic Tour of Gobi in Mongolia7 Days / 6 Nights₹ 116349
Tour to Chinggis Khaan Birthplace in Monogolia9 Days / 8 Nights₹ 100700
9 Day Tour of Incredible Mongolia9 Days / 8 Nights₹ 199033
Mongolia's Best Scenes with Two Humped Camel Ride11 Days / 10 Nights₹ 90000
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Is Mongolian hard to speak? ›

The Mongolian Language Uses The Cyrillic Script

Knowing and speaking the language would inevitably be challenging, especially with native English speakers. According to most language learners, such a Mongolian script is hard to memorize, but it is also tough to pronounce.

Is Mongolia a Third World country? ›


China, Mongolia, North Korea and Vietnam are listed under both second and third world. Some nations, such as tiny NIUE in the South Pacific, are omitted altogether.

What are 5 interesting facts about Mongolia? ›

10 interesting facts about Mongolia that will surprise you
  • There are almost as many people as horses in Mongolia. ...
  • The sun here will not warm you up that much. ...
  • Mongolia has its own Olympics. ...
  • More than a quarter of Mongolians are nomads. ...
  • Ice cream is a traditional winter delicacy for locals.
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What is Ulaanbaatar famous for? ›

As the country's primate city, it serves as the cultural, industrial and financial heart as well as the centre of Mongolia's transport network, connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system.

What is Ulaanbaatar known for? ›

Ulaanbaatar is home to world -class museums and galleries.

Fine Art museum, The central dinosaur museum, Choijin lama temple museum, Mongolian Statehood history museum and Bogd Khan Palace museum and go on. Amazing museums and religious monasteries in UB give you to explore its unique and rare history of the country.

Do they speak English in Ulaanbaatar? ›

English is not spoken everywhere, Mongolian is the main language and English is spoken only in the big towns.

How long can I stay in Mongolia? ›

A Mongolia tourist visa allows the holder to stay in the country for up to 30 days, whereas a transit visa is valid for 10 days. Other Mongolian visas are issued depending on the reason for travelling and can have a duration from 90 days up to 1 year with single or multiple entries.

Is it expensive to travel in Mongolia? ›

You should plan to spend around ₮88,795 ($26) per day on your vacation in Mongolia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₮27,791 ($8.06) on meals for one day and ₮9,915 ($2.88) on local transportation.

Do Americans need visa for Mongolia? ›

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Tourism & Business Travel: You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival. For stays of more than 30 days, you must register with Mongolian Immigration within seven days of arrival.

Is Mongolia friendly with the US? ›

Mongolia has also been designated as a "global partner" of the NATO alliance, of which the U.S. is a founding member, through the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme approved in 2012.

What do most Mongolians speak? ›

Mongolian, the official language of the independent nation of Mongolia, is properly called Khalkha Mongolian, after the four Khalkha provinces that were carved out of this region in the 17th century.

Do I need cash in Mongolia? ›

The Mongolian currency is the Tögrög, abbreviated to MNT. You can use credit cards in most hotels, shops and restaurants in and around Ulaanbaatar. ATMs are widely available. ATMs are also becoming more common in other towns, and some international debit cards can be used to withdraw Mongolian Tögrögs.

Can you drink the water in Mongolia? ›

Drink only boiled or bottled water. Avoid raw or undercooked food. During winter, the air in Ulaanbaatar is very polluted. If you have breathing problems, speak to your doctor before you travel.

What kind of food do they eat in Mongolia? ›

Mongolian foods are simple and full of variety of meat that includes mutton, beef, camel, horse, sheep even marmot. There are some Mongolian cuisine accompany meat with vegetables, noodles, rices and pasta. People mainly eat sheep and goat meat but not much beef, camel, pork and horse meat.


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