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.
- 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).
- 1 Arvaikheer Palace Hotel, Namnansuren Street, ☏ . 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, ☏ .
Just north of Arvayheer is the Orkhan Valley and the ruins of the Karakorum, former capital of the Mongol Empire.