Located at the heart of Mongolia is the capital city Ulaanbaatar. Here is a full-day itinerary for you to enjoy the lesser-known city life of Mongolia.
Table of Content:
- 9:00 AM: Chinggis Square
- 10:30 AM: Choijin Lama Temple Museum
- 12:30PM: Lunch at Modern Nomads
- 1:30 PM: Gandantegchinlen Monastery
- 4:00 PM: Bogd Khan Palace Museum
- 6:30 PM: Zaisan Monument
- 7:30 PM: Dinner at Zaisan Hill
- 8:00 PM: Night View on top of Zaisan Monument
9:00 am: Start at Chinggis Square. The square is located at the center of the city which is the most accessible way to go anywhere in the city. The building of the Mongolian Parliament is in the center. You can explore the square and visit one of the traditional Mongolian restaurants for breakfast or brunch at Central Tower on the right.
10:30 am: Choijin Lama Temple Museum. A 20 min walk from Central Tower will take you to the Choijin Lama Museum. Near the museum, there is a Shangri-La Mall with many traditional stores and Mongolian Brands.
12:30 pm: Lunch in Shangri-La. The recommendations, if you are interested in Mongolian traditional cuisine, are Modern Nomads and Mongolian’s, where you can enjoy all types of Mongolian food such as steamed dumplings, fried noodles, milk tea, etc,.
2:00 pm: Explore Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is a Tibetan-style Buddhist Monastery in Ulaanbaatar with a rich history of the religion of Mongolia. You are allowed to feed the pigeons that live at the Monastery. You may buy special food from the Monastery and feed them. The pigeons are so used to humans that they may even come straight to your hand for the food.
6:30 pm: Climb up Zaisan Monument. See the 360-degree view of the city. The monument will show you the Russian-Mongolian ally during the communist era of Mongolia and provide you with a different vibe from the rest of the city.
8 pm: Night View from Zaisan Hill. Whether you want to go to a local bar or lounge, the Zaisan hill will provide you with a beautiful view of the city. If you want to see more go up the Zaisan Monument once again. The atmosphere from the daytime will be totally different after sunset.