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- Great introduction to the history of Mongolia. The top two floors are particularly interesting with a beautiful array of national costumes. The only drawback would be the lack of English information. An english speaking guide through this museum would have been great.
Well worth a visit.Written 23 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- For just over 4 Euros you can get to see some really interesting art, the old and the very modern side by side in this quaint little gallery.
Was very quiet the day I went in, early on a weekend morning, so it was very nice to walk around and take it all in, in my own pace and with little noise......all very peaceful and reflective.
Enjoyed the hour or so I spent here.Written 23 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The complex consists in six temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler the Eighth Bogd Jetsun Dampa Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle.
The complex looks like an ancient temple but it was built in 1908.
Unfortunately I can’t go inside, unbelievably the ticket office don’t accepted credit cardsWritten 30 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The cost is now 15,000 for foreign entry. A great place to visit but a knowledgeable guide is a must. Beautiful architecture.Written 13 August 2023
- A trip to Ulaanbaatar is incomplete without visiting this museum. The museum houses 6,000 puzzles from the simplest to the most complicated one, that human can imagine, and it is so difficult to solve the simplest one, so then imagine, if it would be possible to solve the most complex one.
We met the inventor of the puzzles, who has so far created 5,000 puzzles in his lifetime. At the age of 80, he is still young at mind and very humble. He came out of his office to greet us and was quite happy to see us taking interest in his puzzle museum.
The fee is very reasonable considering, what it offers in return. The guide speaks fluent English and says can solve between 5 and 10 puzzles out of the total of 6,000 puzzles, which the inventor himself can do.
Apart from puzzles, it houses some amazing paintings, that has one image in day light and totally different as the light goes off (a must see). In addition it houses some of the amazing amazing Chess boards that one can’t imagine.
The inventor is not only creative at making puzzles, but is also an artist and sculptor. I just wondered looking at him and trying to figure out what his brain would be like.
A must must visit to this museum, be it hail, rain or storm.Written 11 September 2023
- Eclectic styles. Several different mediums used. I Dont think I’ve ever been to an art gallery, museum or exhibition that I didn’t find something or many things to dig.
Yes, come here an$ it’s quite inexpensive.Written 23 July 2023
- Modern building just behind the House of Parliament .
It was open only one year ago and contains more than 10.000 objects distributed on several floors to show the history of Mongolia and the greatest empire ever built by Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
Must see itWritten 1 October 2023
- Stumbled onto this gallery and found it interesting. A mixture of modern art with some art that gave some of the history of Mongolia through the eyes of the artist.Written 16 October 2019
- Early morning Tuesday and the first of a few museums and galleries I would be seeing for the day. Was a tad bit early, for the 9 opening, so had a walk around the square.
Cost just over 4 Euros to enter, not a bad price for an hour of learning and walking around seeing the many attractions of the Museum.
The meteorites and the dinosaur section were the most impressive in this small but still entertaining museum.
Its not the best natural history museum in the world but for UB it aint half bad, and as I found out with a lot of the museums that on a Tuesday morning you might be the only person walking around, which is great really, taking it all in at my own pace and in peace.Written 25 September 2023
- I love visiting Altan Khaan Gallery, its cozy & nice to have a break time to having a Pu'er tea and enjoy the beautiful artworks :)Written 20 July 2016
- An interesting museum. Greeted by tanks, guns, and a fighter jet at the entrance - signifying a country once strong with its military presence. Museum them provides an insightful understanding since the days of Genghis Khan to the Russian influence era and to the democratic Mongolia that it is today. Guns, mortars, grenades,Uniforms, offices of high ranking officials, paintings, evolution of the Mongolian state emblems, plaques honouring the citizens / Military Officers. To dwell deep into the history of Mongolia's Military will take hours AND with a translator. There aren't any English Guides available and if there aren't any Translators around, then one relies merely on the information cards at each display. It somehow looses the impact of the history that it is to portray. Museum is cold during Winter Months, a bit damp, but the lightings done pretty well. A place recommend to visit but with a Translator, else it will be just a stroll through the Museum. Personally for me, I enjoyed the visit and the opportunity to snap a few photos. And since the Museum wasn't crowded at all during the Winter months, I was able to spend more time on displays that interests me most without causing a queue !Written 14 August 2016
- If you visit Manzshir please make an effort to see the small museum that is inside the renovated building at the center of the ruined complex. Sometimes it is locked, if that is the case try to find the key holder (the people living in the ger on site, nearby). There is a small entrance charge (somewhat negotiable) and the museum takes only a few mins to explore. It is worth it, in my opinion, for the original photos of the site pre-purge.Written 26 February 2018
- This is free and a really interesting mix of historical information and artifacts. Some of the things in the museum seem random (like some government person's old cell phone), but some are really interesting, and the random ones add a unique feel to the displays. I'm not sure when the museum is open, though. It's not open everyday; there must be a schedule for it, but we haven't figured that out yet.Written 26 June 2018
- The museum gives a glimpse into the career and life of one of the great soviet heroes of WWII. It comprises photos, documents, weapons and uniforms linked to the great man.
Zhukov is most famous for his role in defeating Nazi Berlin and ending WWII, but a visit to this museum gives an insight into the General's humble beginnings and his early role in Mongolia where he was stationed for a while.
English language translations of the exhibits are limited so bring your own interpreter.
I love this museum and heartily recommend it to history buffs and students of WWII.Written 18 February 2017
- The museum is inside a shop costumes. It's small but countain a lot of pieces of collection. And the most interesting, a very old yurt with all the elements that compose it.Written 13 September 2018
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