The open-cut mine, easily seen to the north of the city, was one of the biggest infrastructure projects developed in Mongolia during the...
Museum of Orkhon Aimag
Opened in 1983 and hidden in a concrete complex on the right side of the Marx mural, this small museum includes a few oddities including...
This communist monument, about 200m northeast of the Selenge Hotel, is worth a quick look. On the way from the town centre you pass a...
Erdenet’s youth mingle here and dance to the latest Mongolian pop and rap hits. The entrance is on the south side of the building.
This orange-coated cafe and bar on the main road is good for a Mongolian meat-and-potato lunch, accompanied by a Russian soup or salad.
Lonely Planet review
If a couple of tonnes of copper is a bit inconvenient to carry around, a carpet would make a fine souvenir. The city’s carpet factory produces more than a million sq metres every year using machinery from the former East Germany. The factory is open year-round but production is low in summer (June to August) when supplies of wool are scarce. If you ask the guard it may be possible to take a tour of the entire operation. Even if you can’t tour the factory you’ll certainly be allowed in the shop. Prices are similar to those at the Ikh Delguur in Ulaanbaatar, but the selection here is much better. Floor carpets measuring 2m by 3m start from T120,000. The factory is just off the main road to the train station, about 2km from the Friendship Monument.