As Mongolia’s sprawling capital city, Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to the country’s great outdoors. The city has gone into overdrive as the money floods in, leading to a quirky architectural mix of glass skyscrapers, Soviet-style Socialist blocks, ger tents and traditional Buddhist monasteries. Chaotic and increasingly cosmopolitan, here you’ll find all the trappings of modern life, but it can still be easily escaped – enjoy the wide-open space of Chinggis Khan Square at the city’s heart, and find some tranquillity at Ganden Khiid, one of Mongolia’s most important Buddhist monasteries.  

Ulaanbaatar at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Ulaanbaatar:

GMT +8
time difference
8.5 hours
flight time
1.4 Million
population
Genghis Khan
Statue
famous landmark
Khuushuur
local food
Summer
best time to visit

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