A perfect day in Ulaanbaatar

1 day

Jan - Dec

Price per person:

4-12 pax: 90 USD
3 pax: 100 USD
2 pax: 130 USD
1 pax: 180 USD
Tour ID:

KD-01

Destinations Visited:

Gandan Monastery, the main Buddhist monastery in Mongolia - Genghis Square, Parliament House - Mongolian National History Museum - State Department Store, Souvenir store - The performance of "Tumen Ekh", Mongolia's leading folk ensemble

This tour itinerary includes the main Ulaanbaatar must see sights and attractions and gives you enough time to explore and makes the most of the city in just one day, try Mongolian cuisine at a local restaurant. The colorful, tuneful, and beautiful evening performance of "Tumen Ekh", Mongolia's leading folk ensemble featuring traditional music, song, dance and contortion - the highlight of this tour.

ITINERARY

09:00 AM. Our guide and driver will meet you at your accommodation. Start your tour by car to one of the main active Buddhist monasteries of Mongolia – the Gandan Monastery. Gandantegchinlen Monastery, built in 1809, is the center of Mongolian Buddhism, constructed by order of the 5th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu in 1809, currently has over 150 monks in residence. Witnessed many events of Mongolian history, monastery came under state protection in 1994. Main attraction of Gandan Monastery is 26 m high gilded deity of Buddha, Janraisig Statue, which was built with 19 tons of copper gilded with gold and precious stones that came from historical places all over Mongolia.
Drive to the Genghis Khan Square. This central square is close to many important sights of the Ulaanbatar city. The main attractions of the square are the statue of national pride Genghis Khan and Equestrian Statue of hero Sukhbaatar, the leader of Mongolia's 1921 revolution. The north of the square is dominated by Parliament House of Mongolia. Square is surrounded by Mongolian Stock Exchange, Capital Cultural Palace and Drama Theatre buildings.
Next, sit down for a lunch at the "Modern Nomads" restaurant, one of the fine restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, experience authentic Mongolian traditional cuisine.
You can explore Mongolia's history in this museum situated right of the Genghis Khan Square. Exhibitions cover prehistory, pre-Mongol Empire history, Mongol Empire, Mongolia during Qing rule, ethnography and traditional life, and twentieth-century history. The ethnographic collection has a unique significant displays of the traditional dress of various Mongolian ethnic groups and of snuff bottles. Most exhibits have labels in both Mongolian and English.
The State Department Store is one of the main tourist attractions in Ulaanbaatar in itself as it has all the best products from Mongolia. The sixth floor is dedicated just to tourists with wide range of souvenirs, traditional clothing and books about Mongolia tourists would want to bring home. There are cashmere, musical instruments, hats, t-shirts, models of gers and camels and horses, jewelry.
If you are once in Mongolia, this is really one of the must see tourist attractions in Ulaanbaatar. Tumen Ekh Ensemble is the best Mongolia's premier traditional performance group. Featuring folk and traditional music, song, dance and contortion. Finish tour back to your hotel, be dropped off at any preferred location in the city.
 

COST INCLUDES

  • Local Guide and Tour Driver service
  • All transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Admission tickets to all sights, events
  • Bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • All taxes & service charge

COST EXCLUDES

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

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