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Must-Visit Museums in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Best Museums in Ulaanabaatar

#1. National Museum of Mongolia

It was established in 1924 and became the state central museum in 1941. The museum introduces history, environment, paleontology, culture and art. Furthermore, the museum administration opened a new ethnography hall in 1964. The museum has 9 permanent exhibition halls: Hall 1 – Ancient Mongolia, Hall 2 – Ancient States in Mongolia, Hall 3 – 18-20 centuries of clothing and jewelry, Hall 4 – The Mongol Empire, Hall 5 – traditional culture, Hall 6 – Farming, Hall 7 – early 18-20 centuries, Hall 8 – Socialist Mongolia and Hall 9 – Democratic Mongolia.

Address: Westside of the Government House, Sukhbaatar district.

Ticket price: 10,000 MNT for adults and 1,000 MNT for children.

Opening Hours: 8:00 to 20:00 daily in summer,

9:30 to 16:30 in winter and closed in Sundays and Mondays.

Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.mn

National museum of mongolia

#2. Bogd Khan Palace Museum

The Green Palace of the Jebtsundamba, the last king of Mongolia, was built between 1893 and 1903. However, it became the Bogd Khan’s Palace Museum complex. The museum contains the rare and unique Mongolian heritage of the XVII-XX centuries. Namely, it is presented in the Bogd Khaan’s Winter Palace, seven temples and exhibition halls.

Address: Westside of the road to Zaisan, Khan-Uul district

Ticket price: 8,000 MNT for adults and 1,500 MNT for children.

Opening Hours: 9:00 to 20:00 daily in summer,

9:00 to 17:00 in winter and closed in Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Website: http://www.bogdkhaanpalace.mn

bogd khan palace museum

#3. The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

The museum has a collection of nearly 20,000 exhibits from the earliest times (40,000 to 100,000 years BC) to the early 20th century. Thus, this displays about 10 percent of its exhibits in more than 10 chronological and thematic exhibition halls. Additionally, there are about 200 monuments of unique historical and cultural value in the country, about 70 of which are kept in the museum. For example, there are sheath-knife, saddle bridle ornaments, traditional teapot, engraved knives, silver castings and precious, rare works demonstrated the mastery of Mongolian handicraftsmen.

Address: Builders Square, Tourist street, Chingeltei district

Ticket price: 8,000 MNT for adults and 1,000 MNT for children.

Opening Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 daily in summer,

10:00 to 17:00 in winter and closed in Saturdays and Sundays.

Website: http://en.zanabazarmuseum.mn/

#4. Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Luvsankhaidav, the younger brother of the 8th Bogd Khan, is known as the Choijin Lama. Over 300 craftsmen built the temple for him as a private red church in 1908. Consequently, they opened it in 1936, then closed in 1938. After that, it became a religious museum in 1942 and now consists of five halls. The Mongolian name of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum is “Temple for the Development of Forgiveness.”

Choijin Lama Temple is a complex ensemble of architecture, sculpture and painting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries of Mongolia. Moreover, it was founded by more than 300 best craftsmen from every province and counties of Khalkha Mongolia.

Address: First khoroo, Genden street, Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar

Ticket price: 8,000 MNT for adults and 1,500 MNT for children.

Opening Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 daily in summer,

10:00 to 16:30 in winter and closed in Sundays and Mondays.

Website: www.templemuseum.mn

Choijin Lama Temple museum

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