What travellers are saying
- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful nature, with horses, goats, sheep and cows grazing freely in endless fields of short grass.
You’ll see also the circular gher for the rare nomadic people who live from sheep farmingWritten 21 September 2023
- 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
ImpressiveWritten 23 September 2023
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- I knew I wanted to see the interior and a show…Dance and music of Mongolia.
It featured indigenous peoples and ethnic groups of Mongolia. The show was great and the interior is fantastic!Written 23 July 2023
- Visiting in late January with all the snow covering the surrounding mountains was just amazing. There was no one around. I mean NO ONE. It was so peacuful, so quite, the whole place felt like it nelonged to me. Not a single soul expect for me (and my guide). The suspended wooden bridge was a thrill haha Recommend to pay a visit!Written 1 February 2023
- Although guide books say this is in Ulaanbaatar, trust me, it is not. You will need to hire a taxi (return), which is best done via your hotel and agreed up front price. It takes 1+ hours to drive there (though it's a scenic drive). The site is very impressive; although ruined (apart from 1 building) it has many ruins and several cave-like decorated meditation niches. The site is a moderately rugged walk uphill (note- no disabled access at all), but worthwhile. Lower down are various outdoor artefacts (giant cauldron, statues etc). The taxi driver will wait for you. Allow at least 2 hours for the site. I’d recommend doing this as a whole day outing.Written 25 May 2020
- Good cultural experience especially for tourists/foreigners. Customers can enjoy wearing traditional costumes.Written 9 October 2019
- Whenever I visit UB, I always come to buy at this shop.
The shop is a bit smaller than before Corona. I see that the number of products has also decreased. I would be grateful if you could add more products again.Written 3 September 2023
- It was Day 1 in Ulanbaatar and our Tour Agent had book a seat in this show. First we thought it would be a bit boring as we are the Rock N Roll type, but let me tell you we got captivated to this show, the moment it started.
It was a beautiful combination of light, music, dance and unusual sounds from the vocal chord, that mesmerized us from beginning till end.
There was grace in their dance, and the music was so soothing that we felt it just went on and on. Wished it never ended.
Do not miss this for anything. It’s a must visit.Written 12 September 2023