Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Ulaanbaatar

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Explore a serene natural haven composed of wooded steppes and mountains at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. At an altitude of 1,600 m (5,250 ft) above sea level, the strictly protected park shelters 250 species of birds and many forest animals, such as bears and elks. Take a guided hike near rivers and rocky formations to explore the picturesque scenery, dotted with wildflowers in warmer weather. Some of the most notable attractions include a monastery with a panoramic view of the valley, interesting rock formations, and yurt camps. Put Gorkhi-Terelj National Park into our Ulaanbaatar road trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Gorkhi-terelj National Park located at 35 km. from Ulan Bator. The park itself is not particularly picturesque, but he attracts with its steppes turning into hills. There is a temple, who had been elevated to him feel the local flavor. The temple is located down the road from the rocks like a turtle. Most storage is the stone statues of dinosaurs, but they're under a fence and to get closer to them, we had to, climbing over the fence and some how convince Superintendent.
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  • We booked a day trip from The State Department shop. Really good service and price. Picked up next morning by our guide and taken to Turtle Rock and a Buddhist temple, all excellent. Then onto lunch w...  more »
  • I went to see "Turtle Rock", often seen in Mongolia brochure. The paved road and then into the dirt road. Tourist buses here. Nationalities who visit was like of variety. (Inferred from spoken) Guam can climb up from the other side. Hey there are commanding views after the climb is hard. In the Memorial. Also different viewing angles, and totally invisible in the "turtle" downstairs. So far doing a horse rental close to Ali.
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  • Truly spectacular national park. Craggy hillsides and rounded hill tops sprinkled with birch and larch, and other ever-greens.
  • Nice one day excursion from Ulaanbaatar. Lot's of development give it's a national park. It's well worth hiking up one of the surrounding peaks. Beautiful view from the top.
  • Need more improvements but it still quite good place. Stunning surroundings. 1 of best places to hike and rest in wildness. Not far from capital city and it has electricity, hot water and etc.
  • Take a tour there to see something of the countryside ofMongolia! Beautiful!
  • Wonderful scenery offering a breathtaking experience. Wild horses, traditional nomadic gers or yurts in numerous locations for sleeping, and camel riding can be seen in this region. Just an hour or a little less drive from the capital and you will end up somewhere completely different from a city environment.

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The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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