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Ulaanbaatar City Guide

Posted in City Guides, Mongolia with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by Mackeral Mark

City Centre, nice huh?

Ulaanbaatar in a word: Drab.
C.O.H: 3 / 5
Q.O.G: 3 / 5
S.T.L: 2 / 5
City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Beer: Around  €2 a beer.
Bed: €10 for a private  room.
Bud: €5 per gram.
Board: €3 for a pizza.
Budget other: Sometimes clubs have a cover charge, €5-ish.
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Ulaanbaatar is the world’s coldest capital and it’s anything but glamorous. It’s  not like anywhere you’ve ever been to and that’s much of the city’s raw appeal. Get to Terelj national park and stay in a yurt for a night.

Altantuya: Mongol.

The Girls

Forget the stereotype, Mongolia is home to some classic beauties. Statuesque and slender with subtle, appealing features; these women are erotic, wonderfully feminine and wear bizarrely sexy couture. They are shy and very sub-servant. Just beware of cock-blocks. Mongolian guys are big, bad and very protective of their women. You want to meet a beautiful, genuine Mongolian girl? I hope you play golf. Good-looking, single girls flock to the Terelj golf course to work as caddies. Imagine a Thai massage parlour, but with dozens of cute girls dying to lug your shit around a golf course for a day. It’s hilarious but a great way to meet a cutie. Traditional culture is strong here so you could have your work cut of for you. There is also plenty of females in the big local Irish bar, the Great Khan.  There’s always a few ‘single’ girls floating round.

Nightlife Recommendations

Due to new laws, nightlife dries up at midnight. Just get out early. That said, The police turn a blind eye and one or two places open till 4pm.

Great Khan
This a huge Irish bar and probably the best spot in the city. It’s always busy and has plenty of cute girls and great food too! The Guinness is surprisingly tasty!

Face Nightclub
It’s in a convenient location and attracts a crowd most nights. Cheap beer and always a few locals knocking about. I got in a fight here for hitting on a local girl.

Getting High (courtesy of

Legislation: Cannabis is illegal in Mongolia. But it grows naturally almost everywhere in the country so no one really cares. Easy to bribe the cops if youre caught in smoking or possesion its usually max 20.000 tugruks (20$). Anyways cannabis is not very popular in the country so most people doesnt even know what it is.
Law enforcement: Having less than a 5 gramms of hash or cannabis you can stay locked about day or two and will pay fine of 50$ in a local police station. Selling it will make you in trouble of at least year in detention.
Where to buy marijuana: mostly nigth clubs, or ask the hippy looking guys in front area of state department store.

My Ulaanbaatar Experience

I was only here 2 nights and I was here with my parents. I’m not making excuses but having your Mam around kind of puts your game off. The second night I went out on my own to Face club and got in a fight.   But  it wasn’t all bad; my insanely cute golf caddie gave me her number the last day! I wish I had more time here.  I’m sure anyone who had a bit more time here could meet a nice girl. Really, these girls are adorable. Mongolia is a beautiful country.

See my pics below.

1 hour outside the city, Terelj national park.

Me, My Dad and my friend Dan outside our Yurt

Me & Dan on horseback (man I look chubby in this pic)