Zaisan Memorial

Ulaanbaatar City Tour

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Pay a visit to Gandan Monastery and the Megjid Janraisig Temple.
Private drive to National Museum of Mongolian History, the largest museum of the country.
Explore Sukhbaatar's square, in the center of Ulaanbaatar city.
Sightsee Bogd Khan Palace museum, the winter palace for the last emperor of Mongolia-Bogd Khan.
Climb up to Zaisan Memorial/Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar.
Itinerary Details
Welcome to our Ulaanbaatar city tour today! Our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar at 9 o'clock in the morning.

The first stop we will go to is the Gandan Monastery in the center of Ulaanbaatar downtown. It is the largest and the only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Mongolia with a history of 200 years. Walking through the Gandan Monastery, we will get to the Megjid Janraisig Temple dedicated to Avalokitesvara. The magnificent gilded statue of Avalokitesvara in Megjid Janraisig Temple is 92 feet high, which is the national treasure of Mongolia. You can see rows of golden figurines of Buddha on the cupboard surrounded the Avalokitesvara with multiple arms.
  • Gandan Monastery
    Gandan Monastery, the only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Mongolia

Then we will drive to the National Museum of Mongolian History, in the northwest of Sukhbaatar's Square. It is the oldest museum in Mongolia with a large amount of collections, including the remains of Stone Age, rock carvings, ethnic costumes and relics about Genghis Khan. It introduces Mongolian history from the prehistoric era to today, and mainly shows the life of Genghis Khan and Mongolian development after its independence. You can learn much about the nomadic culture on the prairie and the general history of the country.

You will also follow our guide to the next stop of this Ulaanbaatar city tour - Sukhbaatar's Square. It was renamed as Genghis Khan Square from 2013 to 2016, and in 2016, its name was fixed as Sukhbaatar's Square again. It is the largest square in Mongolia as well as the landmark of Ulaanbaatar, with a high statue of Sukhbaatar, the leader of Mongolian independence, on a running horse in the center. You can also see a sitting statue of the great emperor Genghis Khan in front of a grand building.
  • Chinggis Square
    Visitors at Sukhbaatar's Square
  • Sitting Statue of Genghis Khan
    Sitting Statue of Genghis Khan

You will enjoy your lunch at the popular shopping mall Galleria Ulaanbaatar. Our guide will take you to a local traditional restaurant to taste the representative Mongolian dishes.

In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to visit Bogd Khan Palace Museum, in the south suburb of Ulaanbaatar. It was the palace of Bogd Khan, the last emperor of Mongolia, who lived here and held Buddhist activities as the leader of religion in Mongolia. The architecture was built in Chinese and Mongolian Tibetan style, displaying the luxury clothing and daily necessities of ancient Mongolian royal family and nobility, and the gifts to the last Living Buddha by other countries at that time.
  • Bogd Khan Palace Museum
    Bogd Khan Palace Museum in Ulaanbaatar

At last, we will go to Zaisan Memorial on Zaisan Hill. Zaisan Memorial is like a soldier holding a flag fluttering in the wind, cheerful with high morale. There is a circular wall decorated with ceramic tiles, which formed exquisite colored patterns on the interior wall to show the friendship between Mongolia and the Soviet Union. These patterns will tell you the stories that the Soviet Union helped Mongolia to fight against Japanese invaders and become independent. Climbing up the steps on Zaisan Hill, the memorial is a nice place to have a bird's view of the entire Ulaanbaatar.

Our Ulaanbaatar city tour will end at about 19 o'clock. After that, our guide will escort you back to your hotel. Have fun on the trip!

Meals: Lunch

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What's Included
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Lunch as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers in private vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Complementary drink water during the tour.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded
  • Accommodation and any other Meals.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mongolia Visa Fee.
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