Ulan Bator Cultural Walking Tour (Self Guided), Ulan Bator

Ulan Bator is an interesting travel destination with a unique culture and history. Its outstanding cultural venues, museums and monument will help you discover Mongolia's rich history. Take the following tour to learn about Mongolia's fascinating culture!
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Ulan Bator Cultural Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Ulan Bator Cultural Walking Tour
Guide Location: Mongolia » Ulan Bator (See other walking tours in Ulan Bator)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery
  • The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia
  • Museum of Mongolian Costumes
  • Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj Monument
  • Yünsiyebü Byambyn Rinchen Monument
  • Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall
  • Circus
  • Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art
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Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

1) Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (must see)

The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (MNMAG) features a wide and remarkable collection of modern and uniquely Mongolian paintings and sculptures. You will enjoy a variety artwork, ranging from impressionistic to nationalistic, interesting Soviet romantic paintings and other wonderful works.
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The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia

2) The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia

The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia (colloquially called Ulaanbaatar Opera House) opened on 15 May 1963 and made its opening ceremony on 18 May 1963 with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

The repertoire includes classical and national ballet (Swan Lake, The Nutcracker) and opera (Madama Butterfly, La bohème).

The beginnings of a contemporary professional theatre in Mongolia were laid down with the establishment of a National Central Theatre in 1931, which was an extension of the Folk Stadium which was inaugurated in 1927.

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Museum of Mongolian Costumes

3) Museum of Mongolian Costumes

The Museum of Mongolian Costumes features traditional Mongolian clothes and costumes, reflecting the different Mongolian ethnic groups, including the Üzemchin, Zakhchin, Torguud, Khoton and Kazakhs.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.
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Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj Monument

4) Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj Monument

This monument is dedicated to Borjigin Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj, one of the best-known figures in Mongolian literature. He was the founder of Mongolian Writers Union and a prominent writer, poet and playwright.
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Yünsiyebü Byambyn Rinchen Monument

5) Yünsiyebü Byambyn Rinchen Monument

In front of the National Library of Mongolia in Ulan Bator is the monument to Yünsiyebü Byambyn Rinchen, one of the founders of modern Mongolian literature, a prominent translator and diverse scientist.
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Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall

6) Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall

Located on the corner of Peace Avenue and Chingisiin Örgön Chölöö, the Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall offers an interesting view of Mongolian art. Its collection of contemporary art features dramatic pictures, amazing carvings, beautiful tapestries and sculptures.
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Circus

7) Circus

Having your children with you? very good! The Mongolian Circus is one of the most unusual, wonderful and extraordinary places to visit in the whole world! This circus has lots of tours and is considered to have one of the most powerful circus school in Asia.
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Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art

8) Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art (must see)

The Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art, established in 1966, houses a great collection of excellent works by famous sculptor and artist Zanabazar. The museum also features exceptional works by other well-known Mongolian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including wood and stone appliqués and sculptures, an outstanding collection of paintings, carvings, old religious exhibits and much more.

Hours: Daily: 10 am- 6 pm.

Walking Tours in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Create Your Own Walk in Ulan Bator

Create Your Own Walk in Ulan Bator

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ulan Bator is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ulan Bator Shopping Tour

Ulan Bator Shopping Tour

Ulan Bator has plenty of excellent places to shop. You can find a wide selection of traditional Mongolian and Kazakh handicrafts and souvenirs. You can also find a wide assortment of beautiful cashmere products and other popular Mongolian items. Check out the best places to shop in Ulan Bator in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
City Center Monuments

City Center Monuments

Ulan Bator has a rich and mysterious history. It is home to many historic landmarks and prominent monuments. Among them are the celebrated Genghis Khan Monument, Lenin Monument, Beatles Monument and many others. Take the following tour to visit the famous monuments of Ulan Bator city Center !

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ulan Bator is Mongolia’s cultural, political, economic and social center. The downtown part of the city abounds in prominent attractions: government buildings, famous landmarks, quality museums and more. Follow this orientation walk to discover the most interesting sights of Ulan Bator.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
City Center Museums

City Center Museums

Ulan Bator does not have many museums, but the ones it does have are definitely worth visiting. Its outstanding Choijin Lama Museum, Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum and Museum of Mongolian Costumes welcome visitors to explore Mongolia’s rich history and culture. Take the following tour to visit the museums located in Ulan Bator city Center, all within a pleasant walking...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles