The Museum of National History has a number of fascinating displays of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits charting the course of Chinggis Khaan's empire-building.
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park, Mongolia
The imposing cliffs and gentle valleys of Terelj are a wilderness refuge within reach of Ulaan Baatar. The forested slopes are home to moose and brown bear; the skies are filled with the silhouettes of hunting birds; the pure headwaters of the Tuul River abound with whitefish and the Taimen, Mongolia's indigenous salmon.
Terelj can be enjoyed from a motor vehicle, although the more energetic will find hidden valleys at the end of a sedate guided horse-ride.
Deep in the park, rock massifs lead the eye down a dizzying descent to the Gunjiin Sum, a remote temple of the early 17th century. The opportunity is here to visit nomads in their traditional Ger tents - you may be fortunate enough to share the hospitality (and milk vodka) of these local people.
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Other experiences in Ulaan Baatar
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
The Bogd Khaan Museum consists of a two-storey winter house built for the Mongol ruler by Tsar Nicolas the Second of Russia, as well as a series of temples. Peaceful and serene, it is pleasant to wander round.
The introductory city tour of Ulaan Baatar takes you through some of the principal sights of this unique city.