Top things to do

Top Choice Korean in Darkhan

Bulgogi Family

Bright, friendly, genuine Korean restaurant featuring bulgogi (grilled meat), spicy soups, tasty bibimbap (rice topped with meat, vegetables and an egg, choice of hot or cold) and noodle dishes. Mains are accompanie…
Museum in Darkhan

Museum of Darkhan-Uul

This appealing little museum contains a well-laid-out collection of archaeological finds, traditional clothing, religious artefacts and taxidermied examples of aimag wildlife. You may spot a jade chess set and a win…
American in Darkhan

Texas Pub

Though Texans are about as common in Darkhan as Mongolians who can't ride a horse, the menu at this dark-wood, modern bar features plenty of burgers, fries, steaks and sandwiches – yeehaw. Wednesday is cocktail nigh…
Monument in Darkhan

Morin Khuur Statue & Seated Buddha

Two monuments, linked by a (worryingly wobbly) pedestrian bridge, cross a busy road and form two ends of an arch, as it were, spanning the gap between old and new Darkhan. Locals come here to socialise at sunset and…
Club in Darkhan

Erdenes Plaza

Ready to get down? This complex includes a karaoke pub, small cinema (most movies are shown in Mongolian, but some Hollywood blockbusters have subtitles), a nightclub (open from 8pm until midnight) and video game ar…
Buddhist Monastery in Darkhan

Kharaagiin Khiid

This attractive little monastery is a little difficult to find, but worth seeking out. Housed in a pretty log cabin in the old town, it has a host of protector deities and a tree encased in blue khatags (silk scarve…
Cafe in Darkhan

Sondor Bakery & Cafe

This cute cafe and bakery serves up pizzas, pastas, tasty cakes and other baked goods. There's an attached pub where you can sink a drink; it's open until midnight.
Supermarket in Darkhan

Darkhan Department Store

The grocery store here (located in the basement) is a great spot for self-caterers to stock up on supplies.
Theatre in Darkhan

Culture Palace

You can catch the odd traditional folk art performance, opera or music ensemble here.
Landmark in Darkhan

Sports Palace

Darkhan's local palace of all things sport (which mainly means wrestling) serves as a useful landmark.