Also known as Ulan Bator, Ulaanbaatar will only be the start to your Mongolian adventure. Get your feet wet in the capital by learning a bit about the culture and history as well as Genghis Khan’s massive empire before heading out in any direction to vastly different landscapes and experiences.
“Armani-suited businessmen rub shoulders with mohawked punks and del-clad nomads fresh off the steppes; one minute you’re dodging the path of a Hummer H2 and the next you’re entranced by chanting Buddhist monks at Gandan Khiid. It’s the coldest capital in the world, but come summer the city bursts into life after slumbering through a long winter.” – Lonely Planet
You’ll use UB as your base for all of your Mongolia travels. Take a day or two to see the city but you really came to here to get out of the city and into the rest of the country.