Capital city and sum (district) of Övörkhangai Aimag, Mongolia

Arvayheer is the capital of Övörhangai province in Mongolia.

UnderstandEdit

Arvayheer has quite the scrubby steppe look.

Arvayheer
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Get inEdit

Arvayheer is well connected by paved roads with Ulaanbaatar to the northeast and Bayanhongor to the west, making it one of the easier places to reach in Mongolia.

 
Map of Arvayheer


By busEdit

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.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • 1 Gandan Muntsaglan Khiid. Rebuilt Buddhist monastery after original was destroyed in 1937, with a collection of scroll paintings.
  • High street
  • 2 Ovorhangai Aimag Museum. Here you can see some nice natural history and ethnological exhibits (e.g. dino skeletons and rock figures).

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SleepEdit

  • 1 Arvaikheer Palace Hotel, Namnansuren Street, +976 70326598. Has a little bit of Soviet bloc style look about it. The place has wifi, though somewhat weak, restaurant/bar, and breakfast.
  • 2 Time Hotel, +976 70322867.

Go nextEdit

Just north of Arvayheer is the Orkhan Valley and the ruins of the Karakorum, former capital of the Mongol Empire.


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