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Visas

For details, consult with your travel agent, or any Mongolian embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Mongolian


Currency

The unit of money in Ulaanbaatar is known as Togrog/tukrigs (MNT). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

MNT 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.0006 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.00042 Euro (EUR)
0.00033 British Pound (GBP)
0.0042 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
0.033 Indian Rupee (INR)
0.058 Japanese Yen (JPY)
1 Mongolian Tughrik (MNT)
0.00067 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.0034 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB)
0.00069 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.00054 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

5% service charge is applicable.


Tipping

Tipping in restaurants, bars and cafes is not expected although, as more and more tourists are providing tips, the staff are of course very appreciative. Most places will charge a 13% sales tax on top of their menu prices so be aware of this.

If you wish to leave a tip, 10% of your total order is a very reasonable amount.


Business Hours
Office Hours

9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday


Public Health

Shangri-La recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.


Dress

Dress is generally informal in Ulaanbaatar except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats, and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below freezing with strong winds.

Light clothing is appropriate for the spring and summer months.


Weather

The Mongolian Climate is one of extremes - hot summers and freezing cold winters.

Known as the 'Land of Blue Skies', it has over 260 sunny days each year. The winter is long and cold with temperatures often well below -30oC. Despite these temperatures, the blue winter sky makes it often feel warmer. There is very little snowfall but it and ice can remain for several weeks at a time.

The rainy season is from July to September, but the showers are often brief. The summer is a very pleasant time because, although temperatures can reach +40oC, the air is very dry. The Gobi usually has the hottest temperatures. Summer evenings can be cool because of Mongolia's high altitude. The Spring is a time of strong winds, especially difficult in the sandy areas of the Gobi.

Today

Partly Sunny

More sun than clouds

High: 19°C / 66°F
Low: 0°C / 32°F

Tomorrow

Sunny

Pleasant with plenty of sunshine

High: 17°C / 62°F
Low: 0°C / 32°F
Saturday:
Intermittent Clouds High: 21°C / 69°F Low: -2°C / 29°F
Sunday:
Intermittent Clouds High: 9°C / 48°F Low: -6°C / 22°F
Monday:
Sunny High: 12°C / 53°F Low: -4°C / 25°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan -25ºC -35ºC
Feb -20ºC -30ºC
Mar 1ºC -20ºC
Apr 12ºC -2ºC
May 18ºC 6ºC
Jun 25ºC 11ºC
Jul 28ºC 12ºC
Aug 21ºC 15ºC
Sep 18ºC -1ºC
Oct 0ºC -5ºC
Nov -9ºC -15ºC
Dec -22ºC -30ºC
Facts

Population
2.9 million

Language
Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, Russian

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900