National History Museum, Ulaanbaatar

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Examine a vast collection of Mongolian cultural, archaeological, and scientific artifacts at National History Museum. Since its establishment in 1924, many Russian and American scholars have contributed to expanding and merging the ethnographical, historical, and archaeological departments of Mongolia, systematically preserving the nation's cultural heritage. As you roam the corridors, you can observe many interesting exhibits, such as dinosaur skeletons from the Gobi desert, volcano stones and meteorites, botany and animal life samples, and traditional garments. Each showcase has labels in Mongolian and English; you can also purchase a guidebook to learn about the museum's content more thoroughly. See National History Museum and all Ulaanbaatar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ulaanbaatar trip builder tool .
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  • This is the biggest historical museum in Mongolia. It provides to show all kinds of historical stuffs such as ancient clothes of Mongolians, ancient scripts, and other archeological stuffs.  more »
  • Take a child to buy a ticket for about two hours. The history and culture of Mongolia is very detailed. Collect a lot of things related to Mongolian ages. The museum has a very bad line of motion. Well worth the visit.
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  • This national History Museum give you a pretty good view on one of the worlds biggest empires. One thing I missed: the fall of the empire.  more »
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  • Exhibitions and cultural and historical heritages are amazing. You can rent audio guide equipment. But administration of museum and staffs are not nice. For me, its so sad to know museum guides are only available for group visitors more than 10 people with pre-booking
  • Mongolia's history is as vibrant, majestic, and beautiful as it is today. From the time when dinosaurs roamed the land to the time when Chinggis Khaan rose to power, the history of this amazing country is sure to astonish the minds of viewers and cultural enthusiasts.
  • It is helpfull to learn about 2000 year old tradition od Mongolian statehood. Give you good knowledge of country's tradition and nomad lifestyle. It has 11 halls including the Ancient history, Ancient States, Traditional clothes and jewelry, Mongolian Empire, Culture, Traditional lifestyle, Socialist Mongolia and Democratic Mongolia, eventually temporary exhibition hall.
  • This is recommended one if you are visiting mongolia. Archeology and anthropology is main area. Not as big as popular museums. Entry ticket is not expensive and 1-2 hour could be enough for quick visit
  • In the context of Ulaanbaatar, this is a really nice thing to see. There is not a lot to do in the city, and this would be a highlight. If you are trying to waste a couple hours this is a good way to do it.

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The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared
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