Arrival in Ulan-Bator city. Ulan Bator is Mongolia's capital and largest city. Its population as of 2014 was over 1.3 million; almost half of the country's total population. Located in north central Mongolia, the municipality lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start the sightseeing tour in Ulan-Bator city. Our first destination will be “Zaisan Memorial”. The Zaisan Memorial is a memorial in the southern area of the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that honors Soviet soldiers killed during World War II in 1939. It is one of the highlights of Ulan-Bator city thanks to the fantastic views it offers over the city.
Then, we will visit “Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan”. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the eighth Javzandamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia. The palace displays many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger.
After lunch at the local restaurant, we will walk through the city center and visit at State Department Store, souvenir and antique shops and cashmere shop. After dinner, we will take a rest at the hotel.
|Ulan-Bator-Terelj National Park-Tsonjin Boldog||
After breakfast, we will visit “Gandantegchilen Monastery. The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is a Tibetan-style Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. After lunch, we will travel to Terelj National Park by bus (80km). On the way to Terelj, we will see “Three Friends’ Cave” and “Turtle Rock”. After we are arriving in Tsonjin Boldog (30km), located in Tuv Province, we will visit Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue.
The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40-metre (131 ft 3 in) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. In the evening, we will stay overnight in warm Mongolian traditional style Yurt called “Ger”.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 2-4 people can stay in per yurt.)
|Tsonjin Boldog – Kherlen River – Kherlen Khuduu Aral (Chinggis Khan Birth Place)||
After breakfast, we will travel to Kherlen river – Chinggis Khan Birth Place (180km). Kherlen river is a river of 1,254 km length in Mongolia and China. The river has its origin in the south slopes of the Khentii mountains, near the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, about 180 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar.
This area is the watershed between the arctic (Tuul River) and pacific (Kherlen, Onon) basins and named Three river basins.From there the Kherlen flows in a mostly eastern direction through the Khentii aimag. On its further way it crosses the eastern Mongolian steppe past Ulaan Ereg and Choibalsan, entering China at 48°3′N 115°36′E, emptying into Hulun Nuur after another 164 km. It is known that famous history book “Secret History of Mongolia” was written here. After lunch, we will visit “Secret History of Mongolia Monument”, “Chinggis Khan’s Eight Palace Museum”. In the evening, we will stay overnight in warm Mongolian traditional style Yurt called “Ger”.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 2-4 people can stay in per yurt.)
|Kherlen Khuduu Aral (Chinggis Khan Birth Place)-13th Century Mongolian Clan – Tsonjin Boldog||
After breakfast, we will travel to Place of 13th Century Mongolian Clan, located in Sergelen soum, Tuv Province. We will visit here several interesting places such as Traditional Mongolian army, shamanism, Buddhist temple and museums. Also, you can try wearing Mongolian traditional costume which is called “Deel”. You will just feel like going back in ancient 13th century. After that, we will travel back to Tsonjin Boldog (50km). In the evening, we will stay overnight in warm Mongolian traditional style Yurt called “Ger”.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 2-4 people can stay in per yurt.)
|Tsonjin Boldog – Ulan-Bator||
After breakfast, we will visit to nomadic family. We will have a chance to explore traditional way of living and taste various kinds of diary products and airag (fermented horse milk). Horseback riding is available. (Fee shall be charged by tourist.) We will have a Khorkhog for lunch. Khorkhog is a barbecue dish in Mongolian cuisine. It is made by cooking pieces of meat inside a container which also contains hot stones and water, and is often also heated from the outside. Khorkhog is a popular dish in the Mongolian countryside, but usually is not served in restaurants. Also, we will have a small party. In the evening, we will enjoy walking tour to Tuul River. At the end of the day, we will travel back to Ulan-Bator (60km) by bus and take a rest at the hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 2-4 people can stay in per yurt.)
After breakfast, we will start our city sightseeing tour in Ulan-Bator. Firstly, we will visit Parliament House and Chinggis Square, located in the center of the city. There is General Sukhbaatar Statue, situated in the middle of the square. He was a founding member of the Mongolian People's Party and leader of the Mongolian partisan army that liberated Khüree during the Outer Mongolian Revolution of 1921. Enshrined as the "Father of Mongolia's Revolution", he is remembered as one of the most important figures in Mongolia's struggle for independence. After that, we will go to airport for our flight back home. (Breakfast included)
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