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Major cities and airports in Mongolia

  1. Ulaanbaatar – Chinggis Khaan International Airport
  2. Erdenet – Erdenet Airport
  3. Darkhan – Darkhan Airport
  4. Choibalsan – Choibalsan Airport
  5. Ölgii – Ölgii Airport
  6. Mörön – Mörön Airport
  7. Altai – Altai Airport
  8. Sainshand – Sainshand Airport
  9. Ulaangom – Ulaangom Airport
  10. Bulgan – Bulgan Airport

Time and Communication in Mongolia

Mongolia operates in the Ulaanbaatar Time zone (GMT+8) and does not observe daylight saving time. The country has a decent mobile network coverage, primarily served by operators such as Mobicom, Unitel, and Skytel. The call quality is generally good, especially in urban areas.

Money and shopping in Mongolia

The local currency of Mongolia is the Mongolian Tugrik (MNT). As of writing, 1 USD is approximately 2850 MNT. While some places in the urban areas might accept foreign currency, it’s always best to have Tugrik on hand. Payment by bank cards is becoming more common, especially in Ulaanbaatar. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but American Express might not be. Currency exchange offices typically operate during normal business hours, from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Transportation in Mongolia

Transportation in Mongolia ranges from horseback and camel riding, for those wanting to experience the nomadic lifestyle, to buses, taxis, and trains in the urban areas. The Trans-Mongolian Railway, part of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, is a popular choice for travelers to see the country. For long-distance travel, domestic flights are available.

Touristic attractions in Mongolia

  • Gobi Desert: One of the most remarkable wilderness areas on earth, offering camel rides, dinosaur fossil sites, and the singing sand dunes.
  • Ulaanbaatar: The capital city is a mix of traditional and modern lifestyle, with attractions like the Gandantegchinlen Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolia.
  • Orkhon Valley: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a historical landscape showcasing evidence of nomadic pastoral societies.
  • Lake Khövsgöl: Known as the “Blue Pearl of Mongolia”, this lake is surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, lush forests, and is a great spot for trekking and horse riding.
  • Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag): Famous for its red cliffs, which glow at sunset, this area is a treasure trove for dinosaur fossils.
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