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Lakes, Rivers & Waterfalls
Hiking & Trekking
From Tarialan follow the Kharkhiraa Gol , past the local bathhouse, and up into the mountains; you’ll need to cross the river up to nine times as you go up the valley...
Housed in a concrete ger, the animal pelts hanging from the beams might put some off, but this is a comfortable place to sample decent Mongolian dishes. Has some Western-style dishes too. No English menu...
Join Tim Cope for an unforgettable trek through western Mongolia
Natural Parks & Forests
Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area (712,545 hectares) Consists of four separate areas: Uvs Nuur, Türgen Uul, Tsagaan Shuvuut Uul and Altan Els...
This incredible journey explores far western Mongolia, covering mountain glaciers, large lake basins and expansive steppe grasslands
Museums & Galleries
This OK Aimag Museum has the usual stuff plus a section on the 16th-century Oirad leader Amarsanaa (the chainmail jacket is supposedly his)...
Landmarks & Monuments
The bronze statue in front of Government House is of Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, who ruled Mongolia for about 40 years until 1983, and was born near Ulaangom...
Dechinravjaalin Khiid was originally founded in 1738 and contained seven temples and 2000 monks...
Probably the best Ulaangom has to offer; the stir-fried steak meals are called simply 'meat dishes'. Our favourite was the slightly spicy 'meat dish with pepper'. Also does dumplings, soup and the like. English menu...
This government-run office may be able to help arrange guides (US$35 per day) and jeeps (US$60 per day plus petrol), but nobody here speaks English, making dealing with them difficult...
Just outside of town on the south side of Ulaan Uul (Red Mountain), a small spring draws a steady crowd of picnicking locals who come here to drink the medicinal water and knock back vodka shots.
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