BulganBulgan province of Mongolia.
Bulgan is a small city of roughly 12,000 located in the middle of the breadbasket of Mongolia. The city has been an active settlement for hundreds of years with the Bangiin Khuree Monastery once being home to over 1,000 monks before being completely destroyed by Stalinist purges in 1937, and other buildings dating back to the 17th century. Today the city is home to several small museums and a small active monastery that occupies a temple built in 1876, with about 30 active monks just south of the city.
There's a paved road between Bulgan and Ulaanbataar. This road passes through Erdenet, the 2nd largest city. There is 1 bus that leaves everyday from the Dragon Center in Ulaanbaatar to Bulgan at noon, plus several buses between Bulgan and Erdenet daily. It is also possible to travel via public transit between Bulgan and Mörön.
- Dashchoinkhorlon Khiid Monastery founded in 1992. Replaced a monastery that was destroyed in 1937 by Stalinist purges.
- Mausoleum of Khatanbaatar Magsarjav, hero of the Battle of Hovd, where he helped drive the Chinese out of a fort in 1912 in the Mongolian war of independence.
- Uran Togoo Tulga Nature Reserve, located 60 km south of the city, has an extinct volcano.
- Museums located in the city preserve a fort used in the 1921 war against White Russians, the first Mongolian into space, J Gurrangchaa, and the Aimag Museum with displays on ethnic groups, ancient artifacts, the Chinese occupation, and the communist era.