Ulaanbaatar Tourism

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Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator /ˌuːlɑːn ˈbɑːtər/ (Mongolian: Улаанбаатар, [ʊɮɑːm.bɑːtʰɑ̆r], Ulaγanbaγatur, literally "Red Hero") is Mongolia's capital and largest city. A municipality, the city is not part of any aimag (province), and its population as of 2014 was over 1.3 million; almost half of the country's total population. Located in north central Mongolia, the municipality lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's road network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system. The city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. Before that, it changed location twenty-eight times, with each location being chosen ceremonially. In the twentieth century, Ulaanbaatar grew into a major manufacturing centre.


Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia offers a unique experience to travellers. A vacation to Ulaanbaatar can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Ulaanbaatar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ulaanbaatar

    Know the pollution level of Ulaanbaatar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 92.86 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 69.83 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 79.31 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.68 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 85.16 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 76.72 (High)
  • Ulaanbaatar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ulaanbaatar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ulaanbaatar.

    • Burglary and Theft 50.61 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 67.07 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.88 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.13 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 63.41 (High)
    • Drug offense 38.41 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 48.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.22 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 67.07 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.62 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ulaanbaatar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ulaanbaatar is 52.46 (Low)

    • Safety Index 39.78 (Low)
    • Climate Index -5.78 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 93.68 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.9 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.36 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 42.98 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.95 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.74 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ulaanbaatar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ulaanbaatar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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