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Things to do in 1 day in Mongolia

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Places to visit around Ulaanbaatar city

Want to do tour on your weekends during your business trip? National parks in Mongolia? Then we offer the following places where you can travel for 1 or 2 days on your weekends. Mongolia travel

Khustai National Park

Prezewalski horse

When you visit the Khustai National Park, you can see the only and last extinct species of wild horse in the world (Equus ferus przewalskii Groves, 1986). Other horses that might wrongly called wild are actually a feral version of modern domesticated horses. The Prezewalski’s horses have a divergent DNA with an extra chromosome pair – called E-Ferus.

The Mongolian wild horses were 31 of population in 1941 and last seen in the wild in 1969 in Mongolia, but in 1992 the world’s zoos introduced 16 wild horses to Mongolia to prevent its extinction. Many other rare plants and animals can be seen by visiting the Khustai Mountains National Park, which has protected this population (now reached 330). Mongolia travel

Next to it is the Silver rock, the largest stone complex in Asia. Here you can see hirgisuur – ancient crave mount, deer stone statues, square mount and petroglyph. Also on the way back and forth, visit Moltsog sand dunes. The National Park area is ideal for hiking, horseback riding, ornithology, flower watching, and nature photography.

  • It is better to drive a strong car as the road to the complex is off-road
  • Remember that campers usually enter the complex at the same time (in summer, the animals are seen only in the morning and evening).
  • To avoid scaring the animals, do not approach within 300 meters, make loud noises, and drive at speeds above 40 km / h.
  • Due to the nature reserve, preservationists prohibit people to throw trash, camp and travel on unpaved roads.

Terelj National Park


It is one of the famous parks in Mongolia. With unique rocky mountain formations, the park is located 60 km east of Ulaanbaatar. If we compare this park to the entire football field, the area that receives domestic and foreign tourists is about the size of a tennis ball.

You can enjoy beautiful scenery visiting many historical and natural monuments, such as Turtle Rock, Aryaabal Temple, Princess Temple and Terelj Hundred Trees from the top of a horseback or do trekking. Parks in Mongolia

  • If you plan to stay overnight at a camp near, you need to book earlier. In summer, most of camps are fully occupied.
  • If you would like to do horseback riding, there are plenty nomadic families receiving tourist. But do not ride horse without any instructions or local horse guide if you are not professional.

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Equestrian Statue

Tsonjin Boldogt is home to the world’s largest equestrian statue, the 250-ton steel equestrian complex of Genghis Khan. In the museum below, you can see the world’s largest Mongolian shoes, monuments of the Hunnu Empire and the Mongol Empire.

After that, you can spend a day in the fresh air at site or on the banks of the Tuul River. Also you can rent a helicopter that flies much lower and has a picturesque view of the scenery.

  • If you plan to stay overnight at a camp near, you need to book earlier. In summer, most of camps are fully occupied.
  • If you would like to see more sites, Tsonjin Boldog is really near to Terelj National Park. You can enjoy an equestrian statue in the morning and do horseback riding in Terelj National Park in the afternoon.

Thirteenth century Complex

Mongol empire

We need to go 36 km southeast of the Chinggis Khaan equestrian statue see the complex. It is a micro-kingdom that shows Mongolian life styles during the 13th century. Visiting this complex gives visitors a sense of time travel. The complex consists of separate camps for Guards, Herders, Education, Craftsmen, Shaman and King’s assembly. Mongolia travel

  • If you plan to stay overnight at a camp near, you need to book earlier. In summer, most of camps are fully occupied.
  • If you would like to see more sites, the complex is really near to the Genghis Khan equestrian statue. In a day, you can fully get a sense of 13th century visiting both statue and camp complex.

Bogd Khan Mountain National Park & Manzshir Monastery

Protected Mountain in Mongolia

Bogd Khan Mountain is one of the first Strictly Protected Areas not only in Mongolia but also in the world. According to the law of 1294 during the Great Yuan Dynasty, people protected natural sites such as Bogd Khan Uul, Otgontenger, Khan Khentii, and Altai Nuser Davaa. Parks in Mongolia

You can hike to Tsetse Gung peak from Manzshir Monastery, built in 1733. Now its ruins is in the strictly protected area of the Bogd Khan Mountain National Park. We can find it 43 kilometers south from the Ulaanbaatar city.

The monastery had over 20 temples and was once home to at least 300 monks, but was destroyed in the 1930s. The main temple has been restored and converted into a small museum. In this site, there is a hundred or so granite rocks, broken away from the mountain and scattered in the forest. Mongolia travel. Mongolia travel

  • The sites are covered with so many rocks, so you need boots for trekking.
  • Since it is strictly protected area, preservationists prohibit people to throw trash, camp.
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