Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

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  • Steven McDonald
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    I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on a horse-riding adventure with the Manchu people in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, leading us to the enchanting Princess Temple.

    The Manchu guides warmly welcomed us into their community when we set foot in the national park. Their deep knowledge and passion for their culture were evident as they shared stories and anecdotes about the history of the Princess Temple and the significance it holds for the Manchu people. Surprisingly, their English was very good so we didnt need to use translation devices.

    As we mounted our horses and set off on our journey, the Manchu guides led us through the park skillfully, showcasing their exceptional horsemanship skills and deep connection with these magnificent animals.

    Throughout the ride, the guides shared fascinating insights into Manchu traditions, customs, and way of life. They explained the historical significance of the Princess Temple, recounting the love story between the Mongolian prince and the Manchu princess and the tragic events that unfolded. Their storytelling transported us back in time, allowing us to appreciate the cultural significance of this sacred site.
    Arriving at the Princess Temple was a truly awe-inspiring moment. The temple, surrounded by the remnants of brick walls, stood as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Manchu people. The guides explained the architectural features and symbolism behind the temple's design, deepening our understanding of Manchu culture and spirituality.
    The horse riding experience with the Manchu people in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park was not just a thrilling adventure but a transformative journey of cultural discovery. Through their expertise and genuine enthusiasm, the Manchu guides provided us with a profound understanding of their traditions, values, and history.
    I left Gorkhi-Terelj National Park deeply appreciating the Manchu people and their enduring connection to their cultural roots. This horse riding experience was a gateway to a world of ancient traditions and a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating diverse cultures.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • rgwbaldwin
    Hong Kong, China48 contributions
    Great introduction to the history of Mongolia. The top two floors are particularly interesting with a beautiful array of national costumes. The only drawback would be the lack of English information. An english speaking guide through this museum would have been great.
    Well worth a visit.
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • Narantsetseg E
    1 contribution
    I visited in July, 2023 in Cafe bene of Galleria Ulaanbaatar branch is located behind Government palace. They serviced well and polite. I was satisfied and so happy.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy26,318 contributions
    Beautiful nature, with horses, goats, sheep and cows grazing freely in endless fields of short grass.
    Magical silence.
    You’ll see also the circular gher for the rare nomadic people who live from sheep farming
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy26,318 contributions
    With his 40 meters high, this is the highest equestrian statue of the wort ( record that will soon be surpassed by the giant under construction in Mumbai with 212 meters of height dedicated to Shiv Smarak )
    The completely iron equestrian statue was build in 2008
    Impressive
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • gillian m
    Swansea, UK542 contributions
    Huge square in the middle of Ulaanbaatar, surrounded by modern buildings and a museum, used for festivals. Was previously called Sukhbaatar Square after Damdin Sukhbaatar, a Mongolian revolutionary hero but renamed Chinggis Square in 2013. There's a large colonnade monument dedicated to Genghis Khan, as well as to Ögedei Khan and Kublai Khan, dominating the square's north face. I arrived during Mongolian New Year so everywhere was closed sadly.
    Written 12 May 2023
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  • Lee K
    Prairie Village, KS1,036 contributions
    Built in 1838, this is the largest and most important center of Buddhism. Beautiful buildings and ornate statues. We were able to hear the morning chants and meet with a monk.
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • Summerasalifestyle
    Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
    Yes, yes, yes. Awe inspiring.
    Inside the monastery. Thank monks.
    Alway go to temples, churches and synagogues.
    Look at the pics, but ya gotta see in real life.

    I finally found it on Apple Maps when I searched for monestry. It’s a 25 min walk from blue sky hotel.

    Funny all the signs at a temple saying beware of pickpockets!
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Rob Nesbit
    Warsaw, Poland3,399 contributions
    For just over 4 Euros you can get to see some really interesting art, the old and the very modern side by side in this quaint little gallery.
    Was very quiet the day I went in, early on a weekend morning, so it was very nice to walk around and take it all in, in my own pace and with little noise......all very peaceful and reflective.
    Enjoyed the hour or so I spent here.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy26,318 contributions
    The complex consists in six temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler the Eighth Bogd Jetsun Dampa Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle.
    The complex looks like an ancient temple but it was built in 1908.
    Unfortunately I can’t go inside, unbelievably the ticket office don’t accepted credit cards
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Lee K
    Prairie Village, KS1,036 contributions
    The cost is now 15,000 for foreign entry. A great place to visit but a knowledgeable guide is a must. Beautiful architecture.
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • triotravellers
    Australia11 contributions
    It is a monument at the top of the hill so don't get yourself too worked up with expectations. The Soviet style mural is good and the view across UB is very good. A tip: You can avoid most of the steps up to it by entering the nearby shopping centre and taking a lift to the top which has a walk-way across to it.
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • Hai N
    Melbourne, Australia191 contributions
    I visited this place twice. This is one of the temples in the same area. Come early, around 10am to see and hear the monks chanting, mesmerising and wonderful.
    Written 25 October 2019
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  • Masood K
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1,456 contributions
    A trip to Ulaanbaatar is incomplete without visiting this museum. The museum houses 6,000 puzzles from the simplest to the most complicated one, that human can imagine, and it is so difficult to solve the simplest one, so then imagine, if it would be possible to solve the most complex one.

    We met the inventor of the puzzles, who has so far created 5,000 puzzles in his lifetime. At the age of 80, he is still young at mind and very humble. He came out of his office to greet us and was quite happy to see us taking interest in his puzzle museum.

    The fee is very reasonable considering, what it offers in return. The guide speaks fluent English and says can solve between 5 and 10 puzzles out of the total of 6,000 puzzles, which the inventor himself can do.

    Apart from puzzles, it houses some amazing paintings, that has one image in day light and totally different as the light goes off (a must see). In addition it houses some of the amazing amazing Chess boards that one can’t imagine.

    The inventor is not only creative at making puzzles, but is also an artist and sculptor. I just wondered looking at him and trying to figure out what his brain would be like.

    A must must visit to this museum, be it hail, rain or storm.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Summerasalifestyle
    Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
    Eclectic styles. Several different mediums used. I Dont think I’ve ever been to an art gallery, museum or exhibition that I didn’t find something or many things to dig.
    Yes, come here an$ it’s quite inexpensive.
    Written 23 July 2023
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