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Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art

Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art (Sambuu Street, Ulan Bator) – this museum was created to showcase the works of Mongolian artist G. Zanabazar (1635-1724), which include the statues of Sita Tara, the Five Dhayani Buddhas and the Bodhi Stupa. Numerous treasures (from ancient petroglyphs, historical & cultural relics of ancient Mongolian states and empires, and … Continue reading Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art

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Zaisan Memorial

Zaisan Memorial – the capital is home to the Zaisan Memorial, a massive and unique monument made of a giant round ring and a tall, thin tower that reaches to the sky and can be seen for miles. The monument was built to honor the lives of Soviet soldiers who died in the second World … Continue reading Zaisan Memorial

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Ulaanbaatar City Museum

Ulaanbaatar City Museum (Peace Avenue, Ulan Bator) – founded in 1956 and housed in a building originally owned by a Russian merchant (and later by the Mongolian Communist government), this museum offers a brief but noteworthy view of the Mongolian capital’s history, as shown in vintage maps and photos. A large painting from 1912 is … Continue reading Ulaanbaatar City Museum

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National Museum of Mongolia

National Museum of Mongolia (Chinggis Avenue corner Urt Tsagaan Zam, Ulan Bator) — the National Museum of Mongolia was established after the merger of historical, archeological and ethnographical departments of the State Central Museum and the Museum of the Revolution in 1991. It is now located in the facility built for the Museum of the … Continue reading National Museum of Mongolia

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Museum of Mongolian Costumes

Museum of Mongolian Costumes (Olympic Street, Ulan Bator) – this is a private museum which contains a generous collection of traditional Mongolian ethnic costumes, ornaments, everyday utensils, and equipment – items that go back in time. This museum also displays a traditional Mongolian ger (a large tent made of skins or felt, with one door … Continue reading Museum of Mongolian Costumes

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Mongolian National Art Gallery

Mongolian National Art Gallery (Sükhbaatar Sq 3, Central Cultural Palace B, Ulan Bator) — this art museum is a government-supported arts organization which was formed in 1991. Its collection forms the basis for providing aesthetic experiences and art education to the public through Mongolian modern and contemporary artworks. Since the Mongolian Independence revolution of 1921, … Continue reading Mongolian National Art Gallery

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Mongolian Military Museum

Mongolian Military Museum (opposite “Ikh Zasag” University, in the east side of Border Protection General Board, General J. Lhagvasuren street-2, Bayanzurkh district, 4th Khoroo, Ulan Bator) – this museum has nearly 8,000 possessions related to the history of the Mongolian army. The museum has 2 halls with more than 3,000 exhibits about the army’s structure … Continue reading Mongolian Military Museum

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Khamriin Khiid

Khamriin Khiid (Khatanbulag district, Dornogovi Province) — located in the Gobi Desert (6 ½ hours, or 496 km southeast of the capital), this is a monastery complex that was built in the 19th century, and according to Mongolian Buddhists, it is located in the very center of all the spiritual energy in the world. Like … Continue reading Khamriin Khiid