Ulaanbaatar – The Capital City of Mongolia
It has changed location and names more than 20 times since the 17th century. It is the capital of Mongolia. Now days, the city is a vibrant place with more than a million residents where a modern and nomadic lifestyle is practiced. This city of Mongolia has many landscapes and culture to offer tourists to experience and see. There are some beautiful and unique attractions to see on your trip to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Some of the most interesting and must see places Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia includes –
- Gandantegchinlen Monastery
- Manjusri Monastery
- Gorkhi – Terelj National Park
- Hustai National Park
- Gun – Galuut Nature Reserve
- Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex
Now an active monastery, this is the only Buddhist monastery left standing nowadays. One of the temples houses the tallest standing Buddha statue in Central and East Asia. It is called the Buddha of the future. The artistic design and polished vintage roofs have held up well for many centuries. Many generations of ancient times and historical events have happened in Gandantegchinlen monastery. Experiencing the history of Gandantegchinlen monastery will surely take you back and allow you to experience the lifestyle during the 17th century.
It is located at the southern tip of the Bogd Khan Uul Biosphere Reserve; this monastery was built in the year 1733 and destroyed in the year 1932 by the communists. Now re-established the tourists to this place can take in the beautiful scenery and have a chance to touch and feel the copper bowl that fed 1000 priests. The tourists can also visit the rock paintings of Taras and the deities forgetting the valley.
Gorkhi – Terelj National Park
Named after the Terelj River, Gorkhi – Terelj National Park is the 3rd largest protected area in Ulaanbaatar. This national park is most visited place for its natural beauty. The tourists can engage in various outdoor activities such as –
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
This is one of the most beautiful places to discover the park’s picturesque mountain rock formation on Mongolia tour package.
Hustai National Park
You can discover the world’s last wild horses, called Przewalski’s or Takhi, in the Hustai National Park. This national park is home to the most beautiful landscape of meadows and forests. The tourists can see a large herd of gazelles and deer during sunrise and late afternoon. For lovers of archaeological artifacts, the reserve also has an archaeological complex, nearby Turkish and Stone Age tombs.
Gun – Galuut Nature Reserve
Combined with the natural beauty of mountains, lakes and rivers, Gun – Galuut Nature Reserve is one of the most popular destinations for Mongolian eco tourism destination. You can find rare species and wild animal in danger of extinction. At this time, there are more than 130 Argali sheep living in the reserve. The tourists staying in the reserve can experience a nomadic lifestyle. The tourists can go camping; take photos; visit nomads; and ride a horse, yak or camel also. It is a wonderful place for a traveler to relax and learn.
Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex
The Chinggis Khaan statue is very huge! The Chinggis Khaan statue astride a horse holds a golden whip in his right hand and is only 54 KMs from outside the Ulaanbaatar. As one of the most significant sightseeing tourist destination, the tourists can head to the horse in an elevator to find a breathtaking panoramic view of the area.
Carefully planning your visit to Ulaanbaatar during Mongolia adventure tours will surely make your trip to Mongolia interesting and unforgettable.