Lonely Planet Mongolia

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Lonely Planet Mongolia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch wrestling, horse racing and archery at a Naadam Festival, explore dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert, or stay local-style in a ger (traditional felt tent); all with your ...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Mongolia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch wrestling, horse racing and archery at a Naadam Festival, explore dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert, or stay local-style in a ger (traditional felt tent); all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mongolia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Mongolia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture, history, gers, spiritualism, cuisine, tribal Mongolia, Naadam Festival, wildlife, environment
  • Over 40 maps
  • Covers Ulaanbaatar, Dadal, Olgii, Tov, Ovorkhangai, Arkhangai, Selenge, Khovsgol, Khentii, Dornod, Sukhbaatar, Dundgov, Dornogov, Omnogov, Bayankhongor, Gov-Altai, Bayan-Olgii, Khovd, Uvs, Zavkhan and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Mongolia, our most comprehensive guide to Mongolia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's China guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrew Osborn, Anna Kaminski and Daniel McCrohan.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742202990
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2014
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 436,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


On the Road     4
Mongolia Highlights     5
Destination Mongolia     12
Getting Started     13
Itineraries     17
History     21
The Culture     31
Food & Drink     42
Environment     48
Mongolia Outdoors     55
Ulaanbaatar     62
History     63
Orientation     63
Information     65
Dangers & Annoyances     68
Sights     68
Activities     78
Walking Tour     78
Courses     79
Tours     80
Festivals & Events     82
Sleeping     82
Eating     86
Drinking     90
Entertainment     91
Shopping     93
Getting There & Away     95
Getting Around     99
Central Mongolia     101
Tov     105
Zuunmod     105
Bogdkhan Uul Strictly Protected Area     106
Songino Khairkhan Uul     109
Eej Khad (Mother Rock)     109
Nalaikh     109
TereljArea     110
Gachuurt     114
Chingeltei Uul     115
Bayanzurkh Uul     115
Khandgait     115
Khustain National Park     115
Ovorkhangai     117
Arvaikheer     117
Naiman Nuur     119
Khujirt     119
Shankh Khiid     119
Kharkhorin (Karakorum)     120
West of Kharkhorin     124
East of Kharkhorin     125
Arkhangai     126
Tsetserleg     126
Tsenkher Hot Springs     129
Ogii Nuur     129
Khar Balgas     129
Kul-Teginii Monument     129
Taikhar Chuluu     129
Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park     130
Around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur     131
Northern Mongolia     132
Selenge     133
Sukhbaatar     136
Altanbulag     137
Dulaankhaan     137
Darkhan     138
Amarbayasgalant Khiid     140
Bulgan     141
Erdenet     142
Bulgan City     145
Around Bulgan      148
Dashinchilen     148
Khovsgol     148
Moron     149
Uushigiin Uver     152
Khovsgol Nuur National Park     152
Chandman-Ondor     159
Around Chandman-Ondor     160
Darkhad Depression     160
Moron to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur     162
Eastern Mongolia     164
Khentii     165
Ondorkhaan     168
Delgerkhaan     170
Khokh Nuur     171
Baldan Baraivan Khiid     171
Oglogchiin Kherem     171
Binder & Batshireet     171
Burkhan Khalduun     172
Dadal     173
Dornod     174
Choibalsan     175
Kherlen Bar Khot     177
Wall of Chinggis Khaan     177
Ugtam Uul     178
Khokh Nuur     178
Chuluunkhoroot     178
Buir Nuur     179
Sangiin Dalai Nuur     179
Khalkhiin Gol     179
Sukhbaatar     180
Baruun-Urt     180
Sukhbaatar Town     182
Dariganga     182
Shiliin Bogd Uul      183
Around Shiliin Bogd Uul     184
Lkhachinvandad Uul Nature Reserve     184
Mission: Mongolia     185
The Gobi     193
Dundgov     195
Mandalgov     195
Baga Gazryn Chuluu     197
Sum Khokh Burd     197
Erdenedalai     197
Ongiin Khiid     197
Ikh Gazryn Chuluu     198
Ulaan Suvraga     198
Dornogov     198
Sainshand     199
South of Sainshand     202
Zamyn-Uud     202
North of Sainshand     203
Choir     203
Omnogov     204
Dalanzadgad     204
Khanbogd     206
Bulgan     207
Bayanzag     208
Gurvan Saikhan National Park     208
Bayankhongor     210
Bayankhongor City     211
Galuut Canyon     212
Shargaljuut     212
Bayangovi     213
Around Bayangovi     213
Boon Tsagaan Nuur     214
Amarbuyant Khiid     214
Ekhiin Gol     214
Gov-Altai     215
Altai      216
Biger     217
Eej Khairkhan Uul     218
Sutai Uul     218
Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area     218
Western Mongolia     219
Bayan-Olgii     222
Olgii     223
Tsambagarav Uul National Park     228
Tolbo Nuur     228
Tolbo to Bulgan     228
Sogoog Coroor     229
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park     229
Khovd     231
Khovd City     232
Khar Us Nuur National Park     235
Tsenkheriin Agui     236
Monkh Khairkhan National Park     236
UVS     237
Ulaangom     237
Uvs Nuur     239
Bayan Nuur     240
Ulaangom to Olgii     240
Kharkhiraa Uul & Turgen Uul     241
Khokh Nuur     241
Khar Us Nuur     241
Achit Nuur     242
Khyargas Nuur National Park     242
Zavkhan     242
Uliastai     243
Zagastain Davaa     245
Otgon Tenger Uul Strictly Protected Area     245
Tosontsengel     246
Telmen Area      246
Western Zavkhan     246
Ereen Nuur     246
Directory     247
Accommodation     247
Activities     250
Business Hours     252
Children     252
Climate Charts     252
Customs     253
Dangers & Annoyances     254
Discount Cards     255
Embassies & Consulates     255
Festivals & Events     255
Food     255
Gay & Lesbian Travellers     256
Holidays     256
Insurance     256
Internet Access     256
Legal Matters     256
Maps     257
Money     257
Photography & Video     258
Post     259
Shopping     259
Solo Travellers     259
Telephone     260
Time     261
Toilets     261
Tourist Information     261
Travellers With Disabilities     261
Visas     262
Women Travellers     264
Work     264
Transport     266
Getting There & Away      266
Entering the Country     266
Air     266
Land     269
Getting Around     276
Air     277
Bicycle     278
Boat     278
Bus     278
Camel & Yak     278
Car & Motorcycle     278
Hitching     278
Horse     279
Local Transport     279
Minivan & Jeep     280
Taxi     285
Train     285
Health     287
Before You Go     287
Insurance     287
Recommended Vaccinations     287
Internet Resources     288
Further Reading     288
In Transit     288
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)     288
Jet Lag & Motion Sickness     288
In Mongolia     289
Availability & Cost of health Care     289
Infectious Diseases     289
Traveller's Diarrhoea     291
Environmental Hazards     291
Traditional Medicine     292
Language     293
Accommodation     293
Conversation & Essentials      294
Directions     295
Language Difficulties     296
Numbers     296
Shopping & Services     296
Transport     297
Glossary     298
Behind the Scenes     300
Index     303
World Time Zones     310
Legend     312
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