Museum in Ulaangom

Uvs Aimag Museum

This okay museum has the usual dusty exhibits, plus a section on the 16th-century Oirad leader Amarsanaa (the chain-mail jacket is supposedly his). There’s also a wing dedicated solely to the reign of one-time dicta…
Viewpoint in Ulaangom

Ulaan Uul

Climb the hundred or so steps up Ulaan Uul (Red Mountain) to an ovoo (a shamanistic collection of stones, wood or other offerings to the gods) and a pavilion for fine views over Ulaangom and Uvs Nuur. It's particula…
Spring in Ulaangom

Ulaan Uulyn Rashaan

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.
Buddhist Monastery in Ulaangom

Dechinravjaalin Khiid

Dechinravjaalin Khiid was originally founded in 1738 and housed seven temples and 2000 monks; the place was pulverised in 1937, thanks to Stalin. Its current incarnation consists of a concrete ger and about 20 welco…
Landmark in Ulaangom

Old Airport

The vestiges of the former airport can be seen on the east side of town (the newer airport is several km out of town to the west).