City tour

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Ulaanbaatar City
The formation of the Mongolian capital city has a trace XVII century. In the year of Yellow Rabbit the influential noblemen proclaimed Zanabazar as the head of the Mongolian Buddhism and built a special monastery complex for him, later naming it as Urgoo (means Palace). Urgoo had been developing rapidly as Zanabazar’s reputation and influence grew in the Mongolian social life. In 1706 under Zanabazar’s order the temple “Battsagaan” was built in the place named Erdene Tolgoi that became the foundation of the Ikh Huree (means Big Circle). Although Ikh Huree had been stretching, its location had been changed several times. Researchers’ survey shows that the transition process of Ikh Huree basically was finished in 70s of XVIII century. The extension and development of Ikh Huree and its growing reputation and popularity was drawing the attention of the Manchu government.
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In a wake of the struggle of Mongolian people for liberty the Manchu ambassador was exiled and on Dec. 26, 1911 the proclamation ceremony of the Bogd Khan as the Theocratic Monarch and the head of the revived Mongolian state, took place in Ikh Huree. The Bogd Khan declared Ikh Huree as the capital city.
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The first state congress in 1924 passed the resolution to rename Ikh Huree as Ulaanbaatar, legalizing its status as the capital city of the Mongolian People’s Republic then. Ulaanbaatar residents chose the huge mystical bird Hangardi as the symbol of their city which is the symbol of power and eternity. Today Ulaanbaatar is populated by almost half of the total population of Mongolia and that is over one million.
Ulaanbaatar City Tour

Start at 9:00AM and visit Gandan Monastery – center of Buddhism in Mongolia with giant 26m MegjidJanraisag god and the Natural History Museum – displayed complete skeletons of ancient dinosaurs and an entire presentation of wildlife found in Mongolia
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Afterwards, Sukhbaatar Square – heart of city with monument to Chinggis Khan and Sukhbaatar, a revolutionary leader and surrounded by Parliament house, Opera house, City Mayor. Etc. Get to Zaisan Hill for panoramic view to the city. Then shopping opportunity and in the evening, enjoy a performance of traditional dancers and Khoomii (throat) singers.

Half Day City Tour
Our city tour starts from the National Museum of Mongolian History. The museum does an excellent job of wearing through several millennia of history in Mongolia – beginning with the Stone Age running through the Turkic and Mongolian Empires, the rise of Buddhism and the Communist experiment. It ends with a colorful display of contemporary society. Outside the museum, the large modern sculpture is a memorial for victims of the 1930-s political repression. The bronze figure is shown struggling against the black tyranny afflicting the nation.

Our next stop is the Zaisan Memorial located in the south of Ulaanbaatar. There is the monumental statue of the soldier and a mosaic composition on a large circular panel in reinforced concrete illustrates the theme of friendship between the Mongol and Soviet peoples. Also there is a nice view over the city. You will have a short walk to the statue of Buddha located right next to the Zaisan hill.
Finally, you will visit famous “Gobi” cashmere factory’s shop and we will drive you back to the Chinggis Khan hotel.
So enjoy the Ulaanbaatar city with us!

Service included: English speaking guide, admission fees and local taxes, transfers by private vehicle.