Full-Day Tour of Ulaanbaatar With Museum and Black-market
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Stop At: Gandantegchenling Monastery, 1,5 KM North West of the Central Square, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Most Buddhist Monasteries in Mongolia were destroyed during the communist regime, which lasted until 1990. One of the only to survive was Gandan Monastery, being used as a showcase for visitors.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Naran Tuul Market, Khoroo 14, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
The Naran Tuul market is the great traditional market of the capital known also under the name of “Black market”. Located on the east side of the city, this market impresses by its stretch and kaleidoscopic atmosphere. Reputed for having plentiful products at low-cost, Naran Tuul attract as many city-dwellers as nomads, who come to get material supplies. The market is divided into different sections, for which one part is outdoor and is dedicated to bigger furniture such as couch, beds, and equipment for the gers. Anything can be found but essentially traditional Mongolian items needed for the daily life: traditional clothing, cashmere, boots, and saddles. A true immersion in the Mongolian culture for the ones desiring to discover another side of Mongolia.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: National History Museum, Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146 Mongolia
The National Museum of Mongolia formerly the National Museum of Mongolian History is located in Ulaanbaatar. This museum is a cultural, scientific, and educational organization, which is responsible for the collection, conservation and interpretation of the objects under its curation.
The first museum in Mongolia, the Mongolian National Museum (now the Mongolian Natural History Museum), was established in 1924 and became the basis for other museums, including the National Museum of Mongolian History. Russian scholars, such as Pyotr Kozlov, V. I. Lisovskii, A. D. Simukov, and the American researcher Roy Chapman Andrews contributed to the museum's early collections and exhibits.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: The State Department Store, Peace Avenue-23, 3th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
The State Department Store established in 1921 as the Central Store, is conveniently located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar city. It’s the landmark everyone in Mongolia knows and is on every tourist map. Going through three different period’s national revolution, socialism and democracy, SDS with its 90 years of reach and diverse history always represented the trading sector of Mongolia.
Duration: 1 hour
- English-speaking Local guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Gandantegchenling Monastery
- Entry/Admission - National History Museum
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Optional activity cost
- Travel Insurance
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Dress code is smart casual
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
We really enjoyed the day tour with our guide, Bayaraa. He picked us up from the hotel on time and drove us around the city (not walking / taxi as another reviewer mentioned). Our order of attractions, since the descriptions vary, was Gandantegchenling Monastery, Sükhbaatar Square, National History Museum, Black Market with lunch inside the mall next to the market, the Bogd Khan Winter Palace, and the cashmere shop near the palace. Traffic was crazy, but that is UB for you. Overall, a great way to spend our first day in UB and give us our bearings for the city! Thank you!