TIPS FOR TRAVELERS

FLIGHT:

MIAT, AEROFLOT, AIRCHINA, KOREANAIR, TURKISHAIRLINES

TRAIN:

Legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is a wonderful experience and a chance to visit the three of the world’s most enthralling countries – Russia, Mongolia and China.

No

Destinations

Train No

Departure days

Departure

(Local Time)

Arrival

(Local Time)

Duration

1

Beijing-Ulaanbaatar-Moscow

3

Wednesdays

07:27

14:35

26h 58m

2

Moscow -Ulaanbaatar-Beijing

4

Tuesdays

23:55

06:50

97h 55m

3

Moscow - Ulaanbaatar

6

Wednesdays

23:55

06:50

97h 55m

4

Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar

306

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

08:08

06:50

22h 30m

5

Beijing - Ulaanbaatar

23

Fridays and Saturdays

07:27

14:35

26h 58m

6

Hohhot - Ulaanbaatar

33

Mondays, Fridays

21:59

10:50

36h 45m

 

BUS

Private bus companies connect Ulaanbaatar to Ulan-Ude  through Altanbulag (Mongolian border town) and Naushki (Russian border town) and Zamyin-Uud (Mongolian border town) and Erlian (China border town).  

The buses leave on time and drive non-stop to their destinations, the driving duration is for Ulaanbaatar – Ulan-Ude about 12 hours; for Ulaanbaatar – Erlian – about 10 hours.

ABOUT MONGOLIANS IN BRIEF

More than 10 million people who speak Mongolian in the world: 3 million in Mongolia, 6 million in China and 650 thousand in Russia.

82% of the population is Khalkha Mongols in Mongolia.

30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic.

The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian spoken by 95% of the population. A variety of dialects are spoken across the country by over 20 ethnic groups.

The original Mongolian script is Traditional Mongolian script which is written from the top to the bottom, but today, Mongolian Cyrillic is used. There are attempts to use the old traditional scripts, but currently no result.

Most Mongolians practice Tibetan Buddhism and also shamanism is common.

The Mongols first write the middle name or father’s name which is shortened to one initial letter and then the first name. for example: Baataryn Bold is usually written as B.Bold.

The Mongols are shy by nature. They often hide their confusion and embarrassment behind a smile.

The Mongols do not like to talk about unpleasant things. It is believed that such talk may invoke trouble.

The hard conditions of life, far from embittering them, gave rise to the long standing traditions of friendliness and hospitability.