Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!
Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar is to host the CloudCom-Asia 2017.
Mongolia is truly one of the world’s last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads. Permanent dwellings are few and far between, fences even fewer and the land is owned by the people, like one large National Park. As a tremendous destination to experience the outdoors, Mongolia also boasts of unique history dating back to the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. Simply put, it is a land of adventure, horses, nomads and blue sky.
About the City
Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia's capital and largest city. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's road network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system.
Ulaanbaatar is located at about 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) above mean sea level, slightly east of the centre of Mongolia on the Tuul River, a subtributary of the Selenge, in a valley at the foot of the mountain Bogd Khan Uul. Bogd Khan Uul is a broad, heavily forested mountain rising 2,250 metres (7,380 ft) to the south of Ulaanbaatar. It forms the boundary between the steppe zone to the south and the forest-steppe zone to the north.
Getting There and Away
Chingis Khaan International Airport, located 18 km to the southwest of Ulaanbaatar has regularly scheduled flights on MIAT (Mongolian Airlines), Air China, Korean Air, Turkish Air and Aeroflot (Russian Airline).
Here are list of airlines that serve Mongolia with direct flights from Germany, Russia, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China, connecting to everywhere in the world.
Moscow, Russia: MIAT (Mongolian Airlines), AEROFLOT (Russian Airlines) - All year
Beijing, China: MIAT (Mongolian Airlines), Air China - All year
Seoul, South Korea: MIAT (Mongolian Airlines), Korean Air - All year
Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Hong Kong, China: MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) - All year
Osaka, Japan; Frankfurt, Germany: MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) - Seasonal, in the summer
Istanbul, Turkey with stopover in Bishkek: Turkish Airline - All year
The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest continuous rail line in the World. The total distance by rail from Beijing to St. Petersburg, Russia is 7,925 kilometers. The Trans Mongolian runs from Russian border via Ulaanbaatar to the Chinese border. A total of 1,110 kilometers of "Trans-Mongolian Main Line" is operated inside Mongolia.
Exploring Mongolia following the rail lines of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railways is more than a simple way of transportation, it is an expedition in itself. The famous railway route is Moscow – Ulaanbaatar – Beijing. The journey by train from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar takes 5 days and from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes 36 hours. There are usually nine compartments in each carriage with four berths in each. Twin-share compartments are available for a supplementary price.
You may purchase train tickets online directly from Ulaanbaatar Railway website at: www.eticket.ubtz.mn/mn/. Tickets must be purchased one month in advance.
Mongolia’s climate is continental and extreme. With more than two hundred days of full sun per year it has been given the nickname of ‘the’ Country of Blue Skies’.
The tourist season in Mongolia is between the months of May and September. The weather during this time varies considerably from region to region. The highest rainfall period is in July and August, however, there are still days of glorious sunshine during this time. Most travelers come to Mongolia in mid July for the annual National Naadam Festival. The Gobi usually has the hottest temperatures. Summer evenings in the Gobi can be cool because of Mongolia's high altitude.The best time to visit the Gobi is June and September. The spring is a time of strong winds, especially difficult in the sandy areas of the Gobi.