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This OK Aimag Museum has the usual stuff plus a section on the 16th-century Oirad leader Amarsanaa (the chainmail jacket is supposedly his)...
Undergoing renovation at the time of research, but always used to be one of the better places in town for a meal and a drink.
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...
Charges T392,100 one way and flies every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Dechinravjaalin Khiid was originally founded in 1738 and contained seven temples and 2000 monks...
Tuvan New Year (February) is the biggest festival of the year, with sangalyr (purification ceremonies), including a huge spring cleaning, gift giving, visits to relatives and temple rituals.
Large world music festival held in and around the Ustuu Khuree temple near Chadan in Western Tuva.
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