Ulan-Ude’s main square is entirely dominated by the world’s largest Lenin head (where are all the others with which it competes?), which...
English-speaking Denis runs the city’s best hostel as well as fun-packed walking tours of UU and many other Buryatiya-wide trips.
Can arrange birdwatching in the Selenga Delta, river rafting excursions, visits to Novoseleginsk and city tours. Also sells UU-UB bus...
Kofeynya Marco Polo
This cosy coffee house has a touch of Central European character, great desserts, and wi-fi.
A convenient but pricey supermarket stocking foreign groceries.
Hotel Sagaan Morin, ul Gagarina 25 · interesting places nearby
Focuses on east Baikal, offering various ice and fishing adventures, a horse-sledge trip, seal watching, rafting in the Barguzin Valley and climbing on Svyatoy Nos (Holy Nose) Peninsula.