The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia and a main hub from which foreign tourists start their great adventure in this beautiful land, Mongolia.
Wondering what to do in Ulaanbaatar? We recommend the top 10 things to do in Ulaanbaatar, from traditional tourist favorites to alternative events and sights.
#1. The Gandan Monastery
The Monastery is the largest and most significant Tibetan-style monastery in Mongolia and one of Ulaanbaatar’s most interesting sights. . The Migjid Janraisig Temple is an important part of Gandan Monastery. The temple houses feature a 26-meter-high majestic gilded statue of Migjid Janraisig.
#2. National Museum of Mongolia
This museum presents Mongolian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day.
#3. Sukhbaatar Square & Parliament House
This square lies at the heart of the city surrounded by theaters, government buildings and banks. There is a bronze statue of Sükhbaatar astride his horse, who is a hero of the revolution, declared Mongolia’s final independence.
#4. Traditional Performance by Tumen Ekh
The Tumen Ekh ensemble is a Mongolia’s premier traditional performance group; featuring folk song, traditional music, dance and contortion.
#5. Bogd Khaan Palace Museum
The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 dedicated to the 8th Bogd Javzandamba, the head of Mongolian religion. The collections of the museum include unique and valuable objects related to Mongolia’s political, religious, and artistic history of the 17 to early 20-the centuries.
#6. Choijin Lama Temple Museum
It has a fine collection of arts and religious relics, including tsam masks and costumes used in religious dances. It is known as one of the most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia.
#7. Zaisan Memorial Hill
Located on the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain has a good view of the city and surrounding hills. A memorial statue on the top of the hill honoring soviet soldiers for WWII.
#8. International Intellectual Museum
The museum displays over eleven thousand of intellectual items from 130 countries around the World. The visitors are allowed to touch, and challenge themselves by putting puzzle games together, instead of merely seeing, makes the museum attractive and enjoyable.
#9. Zanabazar Fine Art Museum
The museum is named after the religious leader Zanabazar (1635-1723). Highlights include: figures of Buddha sculpted in bronze by Zanabazar; a silver, gold and pearl mandala; traditional Mongol zurag paintings by famous Mongolian artists; a section on applique wall hangings and items of Mongolian ritual dances.
#10. Central Museum Of Mongolian Dinosaurs
Mongolia is the country of dinosaurs; many world famous fossils such as complete fossils, eggs, fighting dinosaur etc from Gobi Dessert.
This small museum is aimed to preserve cultural heritages, to document registered items and promote paleontology discoveries for public viewing.