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. Put National History Museum into our Ulaanbaatar tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Visit with a guide: very much useful attention to the map of the countries and land conquered by Genghis Khan. Very interesting is the room with the cloths of the different ethnic groups.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Even ones that need a little bit of reorganising and curating. This one hits that mark, but I'm sure it is a work in progress; much like many of Ulaanbaatar's institutions. There are a lot of Mongolia...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum is located within walking distance of Piazza Sukhe Bator. Entrance tugrov, 35000 this good, but unfortunately not changed (it was the last time 9 years ago, virtually no change). So again not worth it
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  • July 14, 2017
    Best museum in Mongolia. Gives a comprehensive overview Mongolia's history well into modern times.
  • July 6, 2017
    I would definitely recommend taking the audio guide! Very comprehensive
  • May 7, 2017
    The ticket is about 3-5dollars but exhibitions are totally well-organized and beautiful. It contains the history of the first humans settled in Mongolia to nowadays
  • July 8, 2017
    A fantastic introduction to mongolia through the ages
  • February 25, 2017
    Well organised, must see museum. You can learn about Mongolian history of almost all historical generation in brief from here

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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 "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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