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Religious Site in Sükhbaatar

Eej Mod

Locals frequently come to this sacred tree (10km south of Sükhbaatar) to pray to the spirits that inhabit it; a rite that predates Buddhism. According to shamanic beliefs, the spirits have the power to grant wishes,…
Mongolian in Sükhbaatar

Modern Nomads

This branch of the popular Modern Nomads chain restaurant is a breath of fresh air in a town where, frankly, good eateries are thin on the ground. If you can get the nervous staff to serve you, you can choose from m…
Cafe in Sükhbaatar

Amora Coffee

This cute cafe, located on the southwestern side of the town square, is popular with the young, hip Mongolian kids of Sükhbaatar; it feels like a 1950s soda fountain, if said soda fountain served ice coffee drinks a…
Mongolian in Sükhbaatar


Popular restaurant near the town square gets packed at lunchtime with locals. The extensive picture menu features hearty soups, good dumplings and meat-and-rice dishes.
Market in Sükhbaatar


The daily market, behind the Khutagt Ekh Datsan, is lively and friendly and, as this is a border town, well stocked.
Buddhist Monastery in Sükhbaatar

Khutagt Ekh Datsan

This small temple near the town square has a woman for a head lama, unusual for a Mongolian monastery.