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Ulaangom is the capital of Uvs province.


The city is located near the shores of Lake Uvs Nuur, and has a population of around 27,000. It has an extreme and harsh climate, with temperatures often dropping as low as -45°C in the Winter while rising to as high as +40°C during the Summer. While the city does not boast an abundance of tourist attractions, it serves as a good base to explore the north-west corner of Mongolia.

Get in[edit]

By Plane[edit]

Aero Mongolia [1] operares several flights a week from Ulaanbaatar. The city's airport code ULO

Get around[edit]

There are shared Minibuses on most days to the various Soums (villages) in Ulaangom. Minibuses leave the soums in the afternoon from Ulaangom.

  • Turgen, 4,000T
  • Barunturun
  • Tes (they actually go to both Tes villages which are in the area)
  • Bayantes
  • Khovd

and many others... Go to the bus station and look for the signs at the minibuses.

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  • The museum - nice displays of local forna, wild life and Buddhist art.
  • Dechinravjaalin Khiid Monastery - founded in 1757, this monastery once boasted 2,000 monks. However, after being destroyed in 1937, the monastery never recovered, and it remains a shadow of its former glory.

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  • Bayalag Od Hotel

Mid range[edit]

  • Uvs Nuur Tsogtsolbor Hotel. Tel:+976 1452 24614 - the best hotel in town.

Get out[edit]

  • Uureg Nuur - Mongolia's largest lake.
  • The twin peaks of Kharkhiraa Uul (4037m) and Tiirgen Uul (3965m).
  • Uvs Nuur - a gigantic inland sea in the middle of the desert. It is five times saltier than the sea, so cannot support aquatic life.
  • Khyargas Nuur Natural Park
  • Achit Nuur - the largest freshwater lake in Uvs
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