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Uliastai Hotel Restaurant

The cleanest, smartest restaurant in town, and the only one with an English menu, Uliastai Hotel serves up BBQ chicken, beef stew and fried fish to go along with a range of traditional Mongolian dishes. Has a bar, a…
Museum in Uliastai

History Museum

This decent History Museum contains a mammoth bone, some fine religious art and a tsam mask, worn during lama dances, made from coral. There is also a good collection of photographs of Uliastai taken in the early 20…
Mongolian in Uliastai

Chigistei Restaurant

A large restaurant with retro-Soviet decor and mostly Mongolian dishes. No English menu, although if the English-speaking owner, Tuya, is around she'll talk you through it. Dishes include sharsan za-gas (fried fish …
Museum in Uliastai

Museum of Famous People

Next door to the History Museum, the Museum of Famous People features well-known Zavkhanites (including Mongolia’s first two democratically elected presidents, P Ochirbat and N Bagabandi), and is included in the ad…
Supermarket in Uliastai

Tesiin Gol Supermarket

Self-caterers can try the Tesiin Gol Supermarket near the roundabout.
Market in Uliastai


Cave in Uliastai

Ikh Agui

Ruins in Uliastai

Manchu Military Garrison

Viewpoint in Uliastai

Javkhlant Tolgoi

This hilltop near the river and just to the north of the main street features a pavilion, nine stupas and the concrete likenesses of an elk, ibex and argali sheep. The views from the top are good. To the northeast, …
Buddhist Monastery in Uliastai

Tögs Buyant Javkhlant Khiid

The small monastery towards the base of the hill has around 20 monks with daily ceremonies at 10am.