Best 5 cities to visit in Mongolia

Mongolia is a landlocked country located in Central Asia’s Eastern region. Mongolia has a population of approximately 3 million people. Mongolia’s borders are shared with China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital and one of the country’s main cities, is located in North-Central Mongolia.

Mongolia’s cities are worth exploring thanks to their historical culture. If you are interested in visiting Mongolia, here is a list of some of the best cities to visit.


Ulaanbaatar, often known as Ulan Bator, is Mongolia’s capital city, located in the country’s north-central region. Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s commercial, financial, and cultural capital.

This lovely city was founded in 1639 as a Buddhist monastic center for nomadic Buddhists. Ulaanbaatar has a plethora of museums and art galleries that tourists enjoy visiting. The Bogd Khan Winter Palace and Mongolia National Modert Art Gallery are two of the most interesting places to visit in this city. It’s good to spend a few days there.

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Ulgii is the capital of the Bayan-Lgii Province in Western Mongolia. Before the contemporary republic of Mongolia, Ulgii was an ethnic Kazakh city established in 1911. The Kazakh dialect is spoken in this Mongolian town.

The city is recognized for its beautiful landscapes, needlework, Kazakh music, eagle hunting (especially during the annual Golden Eagle Festival in October), and art. If you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by nature, this is the place to go.

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Moron is considered one of Mongolia’s must-see cities. Moron is one of only a few cities in Mongolia that has daily flights from Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital.

This regional city has its good share of passing travelers headed straight to the country’s tourist attractions. You’ll find a nice selection of good Mongolian restaurants here, as well as a combination of Buddha statues and magnificent antique structures.

Erdenet Public Domain

Erdenet is one of Mongolia’s newest cities which has a significant economic impact on the country. There are several things that you can do here in Erdenet.

You can go on a hike on Bayan ndör mountain and enjoy the stunning city views or you can explore the Erdenet Cultural Centre and Take a look at Mongolian ancient art and culture. You can also visit the Buddha statue where a big Buddha sculpture was constructed in a temple which is a recognizable tourist attraction nowadays.

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The city of Darkhan is in the northwestern part of Mongolia, near the Russian border. It serves as a rest point for travelers heading to Russia.

If you are interested in visiting Darkhan some of the best things you can do there is visiting the Museum of Darkhan-Uul which has a selection of traditional clothes, folk art, and archaeological discoveries from the region and discovering the Kharagiin monastery.