What travellers are saying
- 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.
- I visited in July, 2023 in Cafe bene of Galleria Ulaanbaatar branch is located behind Government palace. They serviced well and polite. I was satisfied and so happy.Written 26 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Built in 1838, this is the largest and most important center of Buddhism. Beautiful buildings and ornate statues. We were able to hear the morning chants and meet with a monk.Written 31 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Yes, yes, yes. Awe inspiring.
Inside the monastery. Thank monks.
Alway go to temples, churches and synagogues.
Look at the pics, but ya gotta see in real life.
I finally found it on Apple Maps when I searched for monestry. It’s a 25 min walk from blue sky hotel.
Funny all the signs at a temple saying beware of pickpockets!Written 23 July 2023
- 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 2023
- 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 2023
- 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
- I knew I wanted to see the interior and a show…Dance and music of Mongolia.
It featured indigenous peoples and ethnic groups of Mongolia. The show was great and the interior is fantastic!Written 23 July 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
- 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
- Wandering around Ulaanbaatar in the cold, I stumbled upon this very beautiful white building called the Holy Trinity Church. The Holy Trinity Church is a Russian Orthodox church situated on Zhukova street, 55 - a, in Bayanzurkh District. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This Church is the only Russian Orthodox Church in Ulaanbaatar. It is built in the Cross-in-square Russian Revival Style of architectural buildings. Large windows and gold dome and roof are several of the outstanding features displayed by this church. This particular church can trace it roots back to the 1860 and over the years has seen numerous changes. On 22 March 1864 the first priest offered a religious service. This date is considered the beginning of the Holy Trinity parish of Russian Orthodox Church in Mongolia. The church lost it priest in 1867 and the facility was closed. The original Church building was demolished during the 1930s. In 1991 the Russian Orthodox Church was reestablished and the present day building was begun. Construction began in 2005 and lasted until 2009. I had the opportunity to meet one of the priest at this Church and was allowed to visit the interior of the church. Beautiful interior decorated with religious icons and frescos. Extremely peaceful and and solemn. The Holy Trinity Orthodox Church holds services on Saturday and Sunday. It is not a must visit site, but if you are in the area, I would recommend a visit.Written 7 December 2019
- 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
- This church is about 20 minutes away by taxi from the city centre. English Mass is held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in a small chapel that is at the basement of the church. The entrance to the chapel is through the back of the cathedral. If you can't find the way in, then wait for parishioners to arrive.
Visitors and newcomers are asked to introduce themselves to a very friendly congregation that shares coffee and tea after Mass.
Taxis are easy to find on the street, but it helps to ask for assistance from other churchgoers.
I did not have a chance to see the main church, and hope to see it if I ever return to Ulaanbaatar.Written 2 September 2019