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Natural History Museum
This museum was established in 1956. Since then museum has constantly enriched its exhibits and in 1992 became The Natural History Museum, consisting of 49 different halls displaying rich exhibits of geography, geology and minerals, flora, fauna, paleontology remains and origins of humanity. The museum is famous for its rare and valuable fossils of dinosaurs including biggest dinosaur bone, two fighting dinosaurs, complete nest, dinosaur eggs with mature fetus and ancient giant animals…etc many.
National Museum of Mongolia
The museum was established in 1924. Mongolia is extremely rich in historical heritage. It starts 700,000 years ago in The Paleolithic and including all next historical periods such as Mesolithic and Neolithic, The Bronze Age, Chinggis's Great Mongol Empire up to now. 46000 items related to Mongolian history, ethnic groups, their clothes and everyday life items are displayed.
Choijin Lama Temple Museum
Choijin Lama (a monastic title) Temple Museum is an architectural masterpiece of 19th and 20th century. It was erected by Mongolian architects between 1904-1908 in honor of an influential monk who was a younger brother of Mongolian last king VIII Bogd Gegeen. It is the temple of Red sect of Buddhism. The temple was active until 1936 and closed in 1938 by communists. Since 1942, it is serving as temple museum, it consists of six temples containing more than 8600 items of cultural heritage, including the work of master painters, cast carvings, Mongolian silk appliqué, embroidery, Tsam dancing mask and sculptures.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum
1639-1924 for 285 years there were 8 people named Bogd Khaan (living Buddha) . The Bogd Khaan Palace was built for 8th Bogd Jabuzandamba who was Mongolia's last king. The Palace was built in 1893-1906, it consists of a two story European style building and 10 temples. The king lived there more than 20 years with his queen Dondog-Dulam. Since 1926, the palace has been serving as a museum. The two story wooden house displays items use by the queen and king while the temples show impressive masterpieces of art from 17th to 20th century.
Zanabazar Fine Art Museum
The museum named after Zanabazar who was a pre-eminent religious leader and artist of 17th century. The museum has 9 halls: antique hall, hall of Zanabazar's creation, hall displaying paintings drawn with natural colors or tanka, appliqué hall, hall of tsam religious dance, fine arts hall, hall of Maider Buddha. Over 200 artistic creations are registered in Treasure's Fond of Mongolia as the creations considered rare and unrepeatable. 50 of them are displayed in the museum.
International Intellectual Museum
First private museum in Mongolia established in 1990 displays 11000 intellectual creations of over 130 countries. The museum intends to show creations made by using methods of all scientific sectors. There you can touch and play with exhibits. All those who have visited the museum are amazed by intellectual work.
Gandantegchilen, a Tibetan style monastery, active all year around, is located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. It currently has over 400 monks in residence. The monastery was established in 1835. One of the places you should to visit in Ulaanbaatar to get some knowledge about Mongolian Buddhism. Except its main activity, a 26, 5 m statue of Migjid Janraisag Buddha (Buddhist bodhisattva) in one of the monastery's old temple is another thing of interest.
Sukhbaatar Square / Central Square
The square is in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. In the center of the Square is a statue of a man riding a horse, he is Sukhbaatar who was a military general, leading People's Revolutionary Movement in 1921. The square neighbors with Government House with a big bronze statue of Chinggis Khaan in front of it.
Ger Making Factory
Ger is a circular and round shaped wooden framework covered with felt. Collapsible, easy to built and dismantle, stable, warm in winter and cool in summer. Perfect dwelling suited to nomads' nomadic life. It has been used by nomads for over 10000 years until now. People make ger using local wood and animal derived products. Even though, due to increasing need of gers, some ger making factories are still working. There you will find about how gers are made?
Zaisan Hill War Memorial
Zaisan hill, war memorial is on the foothill of strictly protected Bogd Khaan Mountain located south of Ulaanbaatar neighboring Buddha's Garden, it has a 20 m gilded statue of Buddha. Zaisan hill offers panoramic views of Ulaanbaatar.
Tumen Ekh Ensembles
One of the things you should see, if possible, is the Mongolian folk concert. Concert shows throat singing, contortion, drawling song, tsam religious dance, short song, glorious traditional song…etc. There are many Mongolian folk song and dance bands performing in every corner of the world and amazed by foreigners. Mongolians, particularly performance actors are known in the world as people wrapped in silk. If you decide to visit Mongolia, do not lose your opportunity to watch the show performed by people wrapped in silk in their homeland. The show always has good complements from tourists.
Visit Cashmere Processing Factory and Shopping
Mongolia has 18 million goats that produce high quality cashmere. Cashmere clothes made in Mongolia are getting famous by its natural soft and warm quality and fasionable. We want to warn Dear cashmere users not to forget to buy high quality products for reasonable price compared to other countries and to see how your lovely clothes are made. Shopping in Ulaanbaatar is not limited only by cashmere, also souvenirs made by using local materials, yak and camel wool products, leather products made by the locals, and many more.