Located to the eastern side of Lake Baikal, the Buryat capital of Ulan-Ude has a distinctly Asiatic atmosphere, and for those not continuing into Mongolia offers a chance to visit working Buddhist monasteries and sample a taste of the steppes.
Beyond the Stalinist center the town still holds wooden dwellings from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the surrounding area offers a fascinating range of cultural and scenic diversions.
Suggested itineraries featuring Ulan-Ude
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