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Destinations Around Ulaanbaatar

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

What are the destinations around Ulaanbaatar?

Turtle rock - Destinations around Ulaanbaatar
Turtle rock - Destinations around Ulaanbaatar

Terelj National Park - destinations around Ulaanbaatar

One of the highlights of Mongolia, Terelj National Park, is a picturesque place of high granite cliffs that were eroded by natural forces creating a wonderful landscape of granite tors as if sculpted by some giant sculptor. Terelj is only 60-70 km east of Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park was established in 1993 and covers an area of 2932 square km in the southern Khan Khentii Mountain Range. This park has a landscape of transition from Siberian taiga forest to grass steppe. In summer the meadows, carpeted with colorful flowers, mountain pine forests and broad streams make this one of the most beautiful areas in Mongolia. The most visited places in the park are Turtle Rock formation and Aryabal Meditation Temple. Hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing are common activities in Terelj.


Mongolia wild horses
Mongolia wild horses

Khustai National Park - destinations around Ulaanbaatar

Khustai National Park is located in Altanbulag Sum, Tuv Province and 90 km west of Ulaanbaatar. Khustai has 506 square km area and was established in 1993. The park protects the wild horse “Takhi”, also known as Przewalski’s wild horse, found nowhere else in the world, and a bio-diversity of other rare wild animals and plants. The quantity of various ecosystems within the park assures an abundance of wildlife. Till now 46 mammals, 172 bird, 2 amphibia, 3 reptiles, 16 fish and over 289 insect species have been recorded. Many of these are mentioned in the Red Data Book as globally threatened with extinction such as the Przewalski’s horse, Mongolian gazelle, red deer, Argali sheep, gray wolf, fox, marmot and much more. See the Takhi wild horse and other wildlife.

Chinggis Khaan Statue
Chinggis Khaan Statue

Chinggis Khaan’s Statue

Chinggis Khan Statue complex is located in “Tsonjin Boldog”, a historical place where Chinggis Khaan found his golden whip. The statue was created as a memorial to the Man of the Millennium “Chinggis Khaan”. The 40-meter high stainless steel statue of Chinggis Khaan on the horseback is the large