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Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar now open

My name is Chris and I have a confession to make. I really like Shangri-La Hotels.

I don’t know why. Maybe I was a magpie in a past life and their shiny chandeliers appeal to me on some deep, sub-conscious level. Whatever the reason may be, I’m a fan of the way they do things.

So far I’ve stayed at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel Haikou, and the Shangri-La Golden Sands. Could it be time to cross a fifth Shangri-La off my list?

With the opening of the new Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, it could be…. but it might take time.

Photo: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Photo: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

First I need to work out how to get myself to Mongolia… It’s not exactly the sort of place you can get to by sticking your thumb out on the highway with a cardboard sign saying ‘Take me to Mongolia :-)’.

Until I get those finer details worked out, I’ll just had to settle with viewing photos instead.

The 290-room hotel is the latest in a string of luxury hotels to arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Located within walking distance to Government House and the Great Chinggis Khan Square, it’s a central base for you to explore the country’s picturesque steppes, historic monasteries and legendary grasslands.

Find out more about the hotel: shangri-la.com/ulaanbaatar/

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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