Start your day with a visit to the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, the largest equestrian statue in the world. Take an elevator ride up to the horse's neck for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the small archaeology museum of the Mongolian Empire located at the base of the statue with our professional tour guide who will give you a deeper understanding of Mongolian history and culture. After visiting the monument, head to Terelj National Park, one of the most easily accessible natural attractions from Ulaanbaatar. The park is home to many beautiful rock formations, including Turtle Rock. Take on the challenge of climbing to the top of the turtle rock and hiking to Aryabal Monastery. The picturesque trail offers stunning views of the park's natural beauty. At the end of the tour, we will stop for a traditional Mongolian lunch in a Ger, a traditional Mongolian tent, before heading back to the city.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔ Private transportation
✔ All fees and/or taxes
✔ Professional Tour Guide
1. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar
2. Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar
3. The Corporate Hotel
4. Zaluuchuud Hotel
5. ibis Styles Ulaanbaatar Polaris Hotel
6. Novotel Ulaanbaatar
7. Ramada by Wyndham Ulaanbaatar Citycenter
8. The Corporate Hotel and Convention Centre
9. Ulaanbaatar Hotel
10. Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
11. Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar
12. Buyant Ukhaa International Airport
13. genghis khan
Additional Info: Any location in Ulaanbaatar we are going to pick you up, please let us know if there is specific requirement
Duration: 30 minutes
Genghis Khan Statue Complex
The gigantic steel equine statue mounted by Genghis Khan himself is the largest statue of an equestrian in the world.
This 40 m tall statue is located on a hillside on the bank of the Tuul River in an area called Tsonjin Boldog and connected to capital Ulaanbaatar by 54 km paved road.
Tsonjin Boldog was chosen according to the legend that Genghis Khan found a whip in this area. In Mongolia, people believe that man finding a whip is a sign of fortune, good destiny, and occasion.
The statue faces east, the direction of Genghis Khan's birthplace, and the sunrise. If you stretch your eyes to the east, you will see a small statue of his mother greeting him.
Duration: 2 hours
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi terelj national park and we are going to hike the turtle rock
Duration: 1.5 hours
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Turtle Rock, ”Melkhii Khad”, is a surprising granitic formation, 24 metres (79 feet) high, whose form reminds of a turtle. Its old name was Mungut Khad.
Located at the foothills of a mountain covered of pines, this rocky formation is incontestably a photo opportunity while you’re on the road for Terelj. There, it’s possible to rent horses, and during the summer, you can also find souvenirs’ sellers. It’s a good starting point for a small walk (about one hour) that will lead you until the centre of meditation of Aryaval or in the most remote places of the park.
If you move a few kilometres forward on the main road that leads to Terelj Village, you will also be able to see on your right the formation called ”the old man reading”.
Duration: 60 minutes
Ariyabal Meditation Temple
t’s located within Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, about 10 kilometres (6,21 miles) from the entrance. From the turtle rock, you can make a pleasant hike (about 45 minutes).
Located on the hillside of a mountain covered with larches and granite rock, Aryaval meditation centre will delight the travellers. To reach the temple, you will have to pass a small wooden bridge on which a sign tells: ”the bridge that leads beyond wisdom”.
The main temple is dedicated to Kalachakra philosophy, ”wheel of time”. The temple contains a thangka representing the myth of the Shambhala (a thangka is a painting on cotton or silk; Shambhala is, according to Buddhist philosophy, a fabulous place hidden somewhere in Asia), a Kalachakra mandala, and other objects bound to this belief. On the ground floor of this building, you can admire a ”gallery of Buddhist philosophy”, with 220 original paintings of the artist Bayantsagaan representing the different belief and Buddhist philosophy.
Duration: 2 hours
Ulaanbaatar Department Store
center of ulaanbaatar
Duration: 20 minutes
• Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
• Specialized infant seats are available
• Service animals allowed
• Public transportation options are available nearby
• Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
• Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
• Wheelchair accessible
• Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness