What you'll do
Begin the day with a visit to Gandan Monastery, the seat of Buddhism in Mongolia. It was the only active monastery allowed to operate during the country's communists reigns of the 20th century. Next, visit the National Museum of Mongolia where you will learn about the country's history from its pre-historic times to its post democratic period. Its hall of Ethnography will introduce the traditional ornaments of Mongolians and the 13th Century Hall will showcase interesting weapons and tools used during the Great Mongol Empire. Next, visit the Military Museum of Mongolia. This often overlooked museum offers interesting perspective and insight into the country's past through ancient weapons, artcrafts and interpretive model showcases. After lunch, drive outside of Ulaanbaatar to visit the 7th century monument complex known as Tonyukuk monuments. Learn about pre-13th century steppe empires followed by a visit to the largest Equestrian Statue of Chinggis Khan in the world. We will conclude the journey by driving back to UB.
I have been working as a tour guide and travel manager in Mongolia since 1996 soon after Mongolia openned up its door to the outside world. I have traveled in Mongolia extensively and always fascinated to have the opportunity to share my knowledge about the culture, history and its people. I have experiences in working on film projects to leading trips for Nat Geo, A&K and Wilderness Travel to name few. I'm a certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation, USA.
Lunch Lunch will be provided in one of the city's best available restaurants.
Bottled waters will be provided on the trip
Where you'll be
The lunch will be co-hosted by either a local historian or an expatriate community member who will share his or her perspective on the country's current affairs and its past legacies.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Just bring a day pack with your essentials and you are all set!
No special requirements needed for enjoying this day. The visit is intended for providing a quick insight into the country's past, present and future perspectives based on a single day's experience.
A Quick Look into Mongolia
£147 / personNew experience
£147 / person