When I was in Russia, in Ulan-Ude (city on Trans-Siberian Railway), I took the bus to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which took around 12 hours.

Bus terminal in Ulan-Ude, Russia for daily morning (7am??) Bus to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (In Bus terminal, there is a ticket counter where you can buy a ticket): 51.8338416, 107.5736271 (GPS coordinates)

From Ulaanbaatar you can visit Terelj National Park, which is very closed. Is very nice to hike and camp there. Photos below …

Bus stop in Ulaanbaatar to Nalaikh (for Terelj National Park). From Nalaikh need to hitch-hike or take a taxi to the park) : 47.9050696,106.9473617 (GPS coordinates)

Direct bus to Terelj National Park need to catch on this street (I am not sure about time table): 47.9123223, 106.9802123 (GPS coordinates)

How to easily and cheaply travel from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Beijing, China:

  1. Go by direct train from Ulaanbaatar to Zamyn-Üüd (Chinesse border town).
  2. In front of the Zamyn-Üüd train station, there are direct buses to Beijing, China. Need to find them, or they will find you (drivers offered me this bus when I leaved the train station). Recommend you to take this bus. Another option is to take a taxi through border to Erlian in China, but this is too complicated and expensive.

 

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Bus to Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, from Ulan-Ude (Russia). Daily morning bus (around 12 hours).

 

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Scenery in North Mongolia. Picture taken from the bus to Ulaanbaatar.

 

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View on Ulaanbaatar from Zaisan Memorial (situated on the hill). There are stairs to that monument from down.

 

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Children performance in central square in Ulaanbaatar.

 

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Monument to Chinggis Khaan in central square in Ulaanbaatar.

 

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Panel flat house in Ulaanbaatar. Typical socialistic architecture. In that building was my hostel.

 

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Buddhist Temple  in Ulaanbaatar.

 

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Terelj National Park. Turtle rock.

 

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Terelj National Park.

 

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Terelj National Park.

 

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Terelj National Park. Buddhist Temple and Meditation centre.

 

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Terelj National Park. Camping with my tent. First night. During night I had a company – many horses came to spend the night near my tent 🙂

 

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Terelj National Park. Camping with my tent. Second night was very cold.

 

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Train Ulaanbaatar to Zamyn-Üüd (Chinesse border town).

 

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Train Ulaanbaatar to Zamyn-Üüd.

 

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Train station in Zamyn-Üüd.

 

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In Mongolia, before the border with China, close to Zamyn-Üüd. Desert around.

 

=== Knaper ===

 

 

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