Arvayheer is the capital of Övörhangai province in Mongolia.
Arvayheer has quite the scrubby steppe look.
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Buses for Arvayheer leave from the Dragon bus station in Ulaanbaatar at 8:00 and 14:00 daily. The ride typically lasts at least 6-7 hours, and tickets must be purchased a day or two in advance. Bus tickets from Ulaanbaatar to Arvayheer cost approximately 20,000 ₮. There is paved roads the whole way.
There are also microbuses that run between Ulaanbaatar and Arvayheer. These are often very cramped (four across a bench seat), as drivers want to fit as many people in as possible to maximize profit. If possible, it is not a bad idea to pay for an extra seat to be left empty.
Just north of Arvayheer is the Orkhan Valley and the ruins of the Karakorum, former capital of the Mongol Empire.