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Why Travel to Ulan Bator

Also known as Ulaanbaatar, the capital of incredible Mongolia is truly the heart of the country. Its name translates as Red Hero, and, thanks to the uneasy past, nowadays the city is a unique fusion of Mongolian traditions, Soviet heritage, and distinguished Eastern features. This off-the-beaten-path city is full of treasures waiting to be discovered, and anyone who is looking for a travel destination with a unique culture and unparalleled atmosphere should put Ulan Bator on his or her travel bucket list.

At first, the Ulan Bator might seem unremarkable but only for those who don't bother to look behind the grey facade. The city is bursting with hidden gems, such as the Natural History Museum where you can explore the rich historical legacy of Mongolia and the majestic Gadantegchinlen Monastery, an extraordinary place to get acquainted with Buddhist cultural heritage. Its name is just as exceptional as the holy place itself and translates as the Great Place of Complete Joy. Famously, the monastery is home to the 28-meter (92-feet) bronze statue of Buddha, the biggest one in the world. Covered in gold and decorated with numerous beautiful jewels, this statue is a must-visit place during any Ulan Bator tour.

And, of course, no Ulan Bator itinerary can do without a visit to the Gorkhi-Terelji National Park offering some of the most jaw-dropping sceneries in the world. A perfect place for those who want to take a break from a busy city and spend some time one on one with fresh mountain air, natural hot springs, and a breathtaking icy glacial lake.

What to Do in Ulan Bator

  • Explore the National Museum of Mongolia
  • Pay your respects to the striking Genghis Khan Statue
  • Try some of the mouthwatering local delicacies

Mongolia tour packages featuring Ulan Bator

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Next Date: Aug 12, 2020
14 days5 cities
RussiaRussia:Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator

Embark on an unforgettable train journey and explore sceneries unseen before! Marvel at bustling cities, authentic villages and get acquainted with exceptional cultures, traditions and histories as you go.

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14 days5 cities
RussiaRussia:Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator

Enjoy extensive exploring of Russia and Mongolia and traverse some of the most scenic landscapes on-board a Trans-Siberian train. During the private tour you will enjoy unique experiences, authentic activities, beautiful views and acquainting with exceptional cultures.

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4.83
12 Reviews
3, 4-starhotels
14 days5 cities
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator
RussiaRussia:Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, Moscow

Embark on a rail tour taking you to numerous bustling cities, such as Ulan Bator, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow, and enjoy the unique traveling experience. Along the way you will enjoy authentic activities, marvel at picturesque sceneries and get acquainted with exceptional customs.

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4.92
12 Reviews
3, 4-starhotels
17 days6 cities
RussiaRussia:Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator

Travel from Moscow to Ulan Bator in the most scenic way possible, seated by the window of a train. Gaze at wondrous landscapes along the way and enjoy sightseeing activities in the major cities, as you discover the continent. Don't miss the chance to familiarize yourself with its authentic cultures as well!

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4.90
10 Reviews
3, 4-starhotels
15 days4 cities

Taking you from Moscow to Beijing, the Classic Trans-Siberian journey includes numerous sightseeing opportunities, visits to the Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Baikal Museum, as well as discovering authentic cultures and villages along the route.

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4.89
12 Reviews
3, 4, 5-starhotels
23 days8 cities
RussiaRussia:Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator
ChinaChina:Beijing

Marvel at the major Eurasian capitals, such as the royal St. Petersburg and magnificent Moscow, and explore numerous other authentic cities along the way. Some of the highlights of the tour include visits to Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg and Kazan, as well as discovering Mongolia and China.

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4.90
11 Reviews
4, 5-starhotels
Next Date: May 09, 2020
16 days6 cities
RussiaRussia:Moscow, Kazan, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator
ChinaChina:Beijing

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian rail-tour is undoubtedly a journey to remember! Providing top-notch experiences, as well as exceptional luxury and comfort, the tour traverses some of the most scenic locations in Russia and Mongolia, before arriving at your destination in Beijing.

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4.80
11 Reviews
5-starhotel
Next Date: Jul 01, 2020
13 days3 cities
RussiaRussia:Moscow, Kazan
MongoliaMongolia:Ulan Bator

Hop onboard the train traveling from Moscow to Ulan Bator and enjoy a scenic journey taking you to celebrate the biggest national holiday in Mongolia, the Naadam Festival.

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