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    Wrestlers at the Naadam Festival
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    Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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    Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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  • Mughul Restaurant, Ulaanbaatar

    Mughul Restaurant

    Ulaanbaatar Restaurants

    Mughul is a new, centrally located restaurant that serves authentic Indian and Hazara cuisine. They have a wide variety of food, including many vegetarian options - all of which are delicious. It is also a great venue for accommodating groups or for hosting special events. It's affordable prices and high quality food make it the best value Indian...

  • Bayangol Hotel

    Bayangol Hotel

    Ulaanbaatar Hotels

    I stayed here for a couple of nights - the first and last night’s of my Mongolian tour. This 4-star...

  • Government Palace (Mongolia), Ulaanbaatar

    Government Palace (Mongolia)

    Ulaanbaatar Things to Do

    Government PalacePhoto taken by: BorteDate taken:Thursday, ‎4 ‎November ‎2010, ‏‎ 09:01:07 AM This is such an immense building located downtown Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. It is actually on the touristy area called Chinggis Square which is on the North side of the square. When we came here , we witnessed...



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  • Bus from Tsetserleg to Tariat, Tsetserleg

    Bus from Tsetserleg to Tariat

    Tsetserleg Transportation

    There is a daily bus from Tsetserleg to Tariat. It departs at 19:00 from the bus station, near the petrol station.The ticket costs 15.000 TG (Octobre, 2014). Pay direclty to the driver when you leave the bus. The road conditions are good and the trip takes about 4 hours.

  • Mongolian Food, Tsetserleg

    Mongolian Food

    Tsetserleg Restaurants

    This was my place to eat when I visited this charming city.For lunch I ordered meat with rice, nariin mahan huurga; for dinner, I had no idea what I was ordering. I tryed kimbab. It is sushi.This small restaurant has a good ambience and is managed by kind people. They serve good portions and the food is really tasty.About the location, one foot...

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  • Eat with locals!, Hatgal

    Eat with locals!

    Hatgal Restaurants

    This was the first restaurant I have visited in Hatgal for lunch. I have found here a good ambience and service. The food was traditional and tasty.I wanted to try other restaurants, but I have found all of them closed.

  • Two days horse ride, Hatgal

    Two days horse ride

    Hatgal Things to Do

    When I arrived at MS-Guesthouse I was looking for information to visit the reindeer people. Unfortunately I couldn't visit this people as they had moved to another place far away and, as I was travelling alone, should not be possible to go to the new place by jeep. It was necessary more time and to spend a lot of money.Then, I was advisable to take...

  • Vodka and Apetizers, Hatgal

    Vodka and Apetizers

    Hatgal Restaurants

    When we arrived at Gurt, an amazing place near the lake, we were warmly received by a local family. They were very busy beacuse of a wedding the following day. In my wooden ger, they were making baked sheep. Many apetizers were given to us, including sweets, cheese, hard yogurt along with milk tea. They also offerd us yak and Hövsgöl vodka. I was...



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  • Bus from Harhorin to Tsetserleg, Harhorin

    Bus from Harhorin to Tsetserleg

    Harhorin Transportation

    There is no connection by bus from Harhorin Bus Station to Tsetserleg. You need to wait in the street for the bus coming from Ulaanbaatar Dragon Bus Station to Tsetserleg. I was informed this bus was passing Harhorin about 01:30 PM, as it leaves from the capital at 08:00. I was waiting for it near the bridge, opposite of Harhorin Bus Station.I was...

  • Black Market, Harhorin

    Black Market

    Harhorin Things to Do

    This market is perhaps the best place to find and buy clothes in Harhorin. I was looking for a jacket and I have found it here and for a good price.There are some guanz worth a visit for breakfast and light meals.

  • Huushuur and milk tea, Harhorin

    Huushuur and milk tea

    Harhorin Restaurants

    This is not the right place to taste the traditional Mongolian huushhur made with sheep meat. Anyway, they have huusshur with meat and also with sausage. It is a kind of fast food. I tryed both kind and I liked the taste.The ambience and service were good.



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  • Phallic Rock, Erdene-Dzuu

    Phallic Rock

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    If you have some time, it is worth looking for the bizarre 'phallic rock', which points erotically to something interestingly called a 'vaginal slope'. It is surrounded by a stone fence, hidden up a small valley, and visible from the main road to Ulaanbaatar, about 1km from Kharkhorin. Legend has it that the rock was placed here in an attempt to...

  • Turtle rocks, Erdene-Dzuu

    Turtle rocks

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Outside the monastery walls are two 'turtle rocks'. Four of these sculptures once marked the boundaries of ancient Karakorum, acting as protectors of the city (turtles are considered symbols of eternity). The turtles originally had an inscribed stone stele mounted vertically on their back.One is easy to find: just walk out of the northern gate of...

  • Destruction and reconstruction, Erdene-Dzuu

    Destruction and reconstruction

    Erdene-Dzuu Things to Do

    Virtually the whole monastery site was destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. All but three of the temples were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were either killed or shipped off to Siberia and never heard from again. These photo's in a souvenir shop in a ger outside the Lavrin Temple show the extent of the destruction as well...


Hovsgol Nuur

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    The incredible sunset

    by hongmingd Written Oct 1, 2003

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    Dont miss the incredible sunset view of Lake Hovsgol when night comes. when the sky is clear you even can see the milky-way on the huge horizon.

    Sunset in Jankhai
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    • Backpacking
    • Eco-Tourism

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