Tumen Ekh National Song & Dance Ensemble

Traditional Music in Ulaanbaatar

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The Tumen Ekh Song & Dance Ensemble at the State Youth & Children’s Theatre is the most popular tourist cultural show in town, featuring traditional singers, dancers and contortionists. It’s a great chance to hear khöömii (throat singing) and see some fabulous costumes. Shows last just over an hour, and are held daily outside of winter months; check the ensemble's Facebook page for the schedule.

You can buy folk music CDs (T25,000) or a DVD (T30,000) of the show. Enter the western gate of the National Amusement Park (Children's Park) and make the first left.