Thank you for starting your journey from the capital and largest city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. Founded as Urguu (Urga) in the year of 1639, it changed location twenty-nine times and was given five different names in its history.
The traditional city, full of Buddhist monasteries, temples and Mongolian gers, expanded about 300 years ago and has now developed into a modern metropolis with numerous skyscrapers, wide streets and squares, as well as comfortable apartments. Ulaanbaatar, which was a Buddhist monastic center, grew into a major center of culture, education, economy and politics. Development, change and movement still continue - new buildings are constructed, new businesses start up anywhere in the capital and nomads come to the city to live as citizens. Since Ulaanbaatar is surrounded by sacred mountains, namely Bayanzurkh, Bogd Khan, Songinokhairkhan and Chingeltei, on its four sides, you can see the beauty of nature covered by forest and inhabited by wild animals from just several kilometers away from the city center. We encourage you to visit national parks with green facilities, as well as the Tuul and Selbe Rivers, running through the city during summertime. These activities will give you some rest from the busy metropolitan life. If you want to improve your mood, then the places you must go are the galleries, museums, theatres and clubs. We feel confident that you, the tourist, will be impressed with our traditional nomadic culture featuring Mongolian gers, drinks and cuisines, monasteries and temples, craftsmanship and music, besides the modern buildings and urban lifestyle.
ULAANBAATAR IS UNVEILING ITS BEAUTY,
CULTURE, HIDDEN TALENT AND WISDOM TO YOU.