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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 centre 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.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Ulan-Ude

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Ulan-Ude, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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