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National Museum Of Mongolia

National Museum of Mongolia

Located in the northwest corner of the Sükhbaatar Square, the National Museum of Mongolia offers an unparalleled overview of Mongolian culture, ranging from stone-age petroglyphs and exquisite gold ornamentation to, arguably the highlight, the full gamut of traditional ceremonial costume. The museum holds a collection of over 57,000 historical, archaeological, and ethnographical artefacts from prehistory through the contemporary era. Some of the most historically significant items are displayed in the 10 exhibition halls, which are arranged according to historical periods and themes.

Address:
Juulchin Street 1, Ulaanbaatar 14201, Mongolia
Website:              http://www.nationalmuseum.mn/
Phone:                 976-70110911, 70110913
Email:                  nmm@nationalmuseum.mn

Opening Times
(May 15th -September 15th)
Every day     9.00 A.M – 7.00 PM
Last entry     9.00 A.M – 5.30 P.M

Tickets
Adult             8000 MNT
Student         2500 MNT
Children       1000 MNT

Sükhbaatar Square

Sükhbaatar Square

Sükhbaatar Square is the central square of Ulaanbaatar, surrounded by government buildings, banks and theatres.

In July 1921, the ‘hero of the revolution’, Damdin Sükhbaatar, declared Mongolia’s final independence from the Chinese. A square later built on the spot now bears his name and features a bronze statue of Sükhbaatar astride his horse. The name changed to Chinggis Khaan Square in 2013, however many citizens still refer to it by the old name.

Various events and fairs are held here throughout the year.

Zaisan Memorial

Zaisan Memorial

Built by the Russians to commemorate ‘unknown soldiers and heroes’ from various wards, the Zaisan Memorial is located atop a hill at the southern part of the city. The monument features paintings and imagery with Soviet mosaics, depicting the friendship between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Mongolia.

Begin the short hike up from the steps beside the Zaisan Hill complex. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll see wonderful views on Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding hills.

Gandantegchinlen Monastery

Gandantegchinlen Monastery

More commonly referred to by its short name Gandan, the monastery is one of Mongolia’s most important, and also one of the biggest tourist attractions. The full name, Gandantegchinlen, translates roughly as ‘the great place of complete joy’. It currently has over 150 monks in residence.

Visit the monastery to learn about Mongolian history and Buddhism, and if you arrive in the morning around 8am, you will catch the monks gathering for their morning prayers.

This is a nice place for some peace and quiet, even if the cultural and historical aspects aren’t of interest to you.

Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

Often referred to as the Fine Art Gallery, it contains a large and impressive display of modern and uniquely Mongolian paintings and sculptures.
The entrance is in the courtyard of the Cultural Palace, and the main gallery is on the 3rd floor, with temporary exhibitions on the 2nd floor.

Address:             Ulaanbaatar 14200, Mongolia
Website:             http://www.art-gallery.mn/mn
Phone:                 11-331687
Email:                  director@art-gallery.mn

Opening Times
10am-6pm, Jun-Sep

Tickets
Adult                     T2000
Student                T1000
Child                      T500

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

This is one of the most beautiful and worth visiting places for travellers to Ulaanbaatar. It is located approximately 55km northeast of Ulaanbataar, and characterised by picturesque alpine scenery. It offers opportunities for hiking, swimming (in icy-cold water), rafting, rock climbing and horse riding.

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