The capital city of Mongolia is called Ulaanbaatar, which literally means “Red Hero” in the Mongolian language. Ulaanbaatar is home to 1.5 million people, which is approximately equal to half of the total Mongolian population.
Often described as sunny, peaceful and open, Ulaanbaatar is a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle. Situated between Russia and China, it offers a unique mix of Western and Eastern cultural experiences.
Despite the popular misconception among foreigners, Ulaanbaatar is actually just like any other metropolitan city. You can get any and all kinds of urban services you’d expect from other modern cities. There is a countless number of activities you can enjoy, ranging from visiting historical museums to enjoying the nightlife scene at high-end clubs and everything in between, while staying at Shangri-La or staying in a “ger,” the Mongolian traditional yurt.
In addition to experiencing the urban lifestyle of Mongolia, you can also easily experience what it is like to live like nomads. Situated between big mountains and beautiful nature, Ulaanbaatar offers the best of both worlds. Just 20 kilometers out of the city, you can experience a nomadic lifestyle by riding horses, herding livestock and gazing at the clear night sky filled stars through the ceiling window of a ger.
The choice is up to you and we’re here to accommodate your specific needs.
The Great Mongolian Adventures offers a variety of adventures in and around Ulaanbaatar city. Stay tuned for more tours.