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I stayed 5 days in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, in September 2006. I visited the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park about 80km from Ulaanbaatar and the landscape was absolutely stunning. There are also a few other national parks which are reachable on day trips from Ulaanbaatar – and a visit to one of the park is a must do in Ulaanbaatar (especially if you are not going to the Gobi desert).
The people were generally very friendly and sometimes we were approached on the street. Not in a pushy way and I got the impression that people just wanted to be friendly and helpful (and test their English skills). But read my warning tips because not all people were friendly…
I will not describe Ulaanbaatar as a pretty city. Parts of the city are run down and dirty, and traffic was terrible in the centre of Ulaanbaatar. However, still a great place and so different from many other cities I have visited. The city centre has a few interesting sights, for example the Gandantegchinlen Khiid Monastery, the Sükhbaatar Square, and the National Museum - but I was mostly impressed by the countryside and the friendly people.
As mentioned I stayed 5 days in Ulaanbaatar, but I think 3-4 days are enough to explore the city.
- Pros:Amazing countryside...
- Cons:Traffic, aggressive pickpockets...
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