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Average temperature by seasons and aimags

Average temperature by seasons and aimags

Aside by having four seasons Mongolia has an extreme continental climate, meaning that it is so far in land that no sea moderates its climate. With over 260 sunny days a year, Mongolia is justifiably known as the "Land of Blue Sky". Mongolia is high, cold, and dry. It has an extreme continental climate with long, cold winters and short [...]

Car Rental

Car Rental

Arranging a private car and driver is generally not difficult in Ulaanbaatar. Most hotels in Ulaanbaatar, travel agencies, government ministries with which business is being conducted or private individuals maybe of assistance in locating a car and driver. The rates vary from approximately $25-35 a day and $0.60 per kilometer for a short-term [...]

Accommodation in Mongolia

The standards of accommodation vary widely between Ulaanbaatar and the countryside. There are now a large number of hotels, guest house and dormitories within the capital. Hotel Most places cost at least US$40 per single room. Most hotels (zochid buudal) have three types of rooms: a 'deluxe' (buten lyuks) room, which includes a separate sitting [...]

Tourist Information Center (TIC)

The Tourist Information Center or TIC, is an independent organization located in Ulaanbaatar, and is the first such effort of its kind in Mongolia. We can provide you with reliable information about Mongolian tourism organizations (hotels, restaurants, tourist camps, tour operators, shops selling national products and souvenirs, museums, air and [...]

Mongolian Currency and Exchanges

The national currency of Mongolia is tugrug. Bank notes are issued for 20.000; 10.000; 5.000; 1000; 500; 100; 50; 20; 10 tugrug denominations.  Foreign currency can be exchanged at commercial banks through their branches and counters in the major hotels and international airport. It is recommended carrying a certain amount of US$ cash that is [...]

Tourist Shopping

There are a number of souvenir shops that sell Mongolian made goods like hand woven carpets, leather and woolen clothing, furs, cashmere, camel hair products, Mongolian oil and water paintings, and wooden toys, puzzles and games. The most popular items are paintings, antiques, handicrafts, carpets, books, cashmere, traditional Mongolian clothing, [...]

Mongolian Visa Fees

A) Single entry-exit visa - US$25; for urgent service (within a working day) US$50, B) Multiple entry-exit visa valid for six months - US$65; for urgent service (within a working day) US$130, C) Multiple entry-exit visa valid for one year- US$130; for urgent service (within a working day) US$ 260 D) Visa extension valid for one week -US$1 5; [...]

Domestic Transportation

Domestic travel includes planes, trains and automobiles. For foreigners, flying is expensive as there are two rates applied to all tickets: local and foreign. Aero Mongolia is the only approved domestic airline offering service in country at this time. Trips from Ulaanbaatar to a provincial center range in cost from $200-$300 round trip. The [...]

Do’s and Don’ts in Mongolia

You can visit the family anytime during ordinary days because Mongolian people are always hospitable and friendly. They offer food; drinks for guests who arrived form far places. House owners of the ‘ger’ would wish you to feel at home. Please remember the following: (more...)

Safety and security information for US tourists provided by US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar

Safety and security information for US tourists provided by US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar

There have been no significant acts of terrorism, kidnapping, criminal incidents, or extremist activity directed against foreign interests in Mongolia. There are no regions of instability in the country. Travelers should be extremely cautious at these specific locations: • Chinggis Khan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar: tourists arriving [...]

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