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It is the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia. The first Gandan Monastery was built in 1809, and moved to the present location in 1838.
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The Choijin Lama Temple Museum is an architectural masterpiece of the 19th and 20th century. The monastery was erected by Mongolian architects. The temple was built between 1904 and 1908 by the 8th Bogd Khaan Javzandamba, and dedicated to his brother lama Luvsankhaidav. The museum has a fine collection of woodcarving, embroidery and sculptures, dated as early as the 17th century. The museum contains precious examples of Buddhist art including the paintings by Zanabazar,a renowned religious reformer and great artisan of 17th century as well as colorful masks for Tsam Dance ceremony embroidered with corals, bronze statue of gods in erotic poses, silk tankas and many other artifacts.


This museum contains an intriguing collection of puzzles and games made by local and international artists. One puzzle requires 56,831 movements to complete, says curator Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii. There are dozens of handmade chess sets and ingenious traditional Mongolian puzzles that are distant cousins to the Rubik's Cube. An enthusiastic guide will show you how the puzzles operate and will even perform magic tricks. A fascinating place for both kids and adults.


The building of the museum was built in 1914 by Mr. Tsogtbadamjav, a Buryat merchant as his own property. During July and August of 1921 the building was used as an office of the Central Committee of Mongolian People’s Party Covernment, Headquarters of the army and Commander D.Sukhbaatar. The Embassy soviet Tuva was located in the building after which it was converted into the museum of D.Sukhbaatar. In 1953 its exhibits were transferred to the museum of the Sukhbaatar and Choibalsan which was established on the basis of the palace of Kh. Choibalsan, party and political leader. In 1956 the museum was named as the “Museum of the history of Ulaanbaatar” with the purpose of telling the city’s inhabitants and its guests about the history and development of the capital city. The museum tells the history since 1639 when G.Zanabazar was elected as the head of Yellow Relidion in Burd soum of Uvurkhangai province.

Chinggis khaan square

The grounds of the present day government palace and public square were largely occupied by the monastery and temple complex of Ikh Khuree in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This central temple-palace complex was the largest and oldest section of Ulaanbaatar, and was called the Zuun Khuree or Eastern Monastery. An open air field was located just south of the temple complex and was surrounded on all sides by temples, residences of the nobility and clergy as well as the Baruun Damnuurchin markets. Mongolian wrestling and Tsam dances were often staged there in the presence of nobles and clergy. The Bogd Khaan would sometimes be seen passing along its edge on his royal procession to the Yellow Palace in the Ikh Khuree temple-palace complex


Plan framed by the urban planning department of the capital city administration, refurbishment works including pavement of 440 meters long area, creation of a public arena with LED screen and seats, green space restoration and installation of various lightings were made.
The Nightlight Street will fulfill night-time entertainment needs of tourists.

Khun Chuluu - man stone

Carved like a human being, stone men monuments are widespread in Mongolia. Studies show that mankind had created the stone men monuments from the Early Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Mongolia has a big resource of stone men monuments.
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The Erdene Zuu Monastery is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Located in Uvurkhangai Province, approximately 2 km north-east from the center of Kharkhorin and adjacent to the ancient city of, it is part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site. The monastery is affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Uvgun Ruin

The Uvgun ruin is located in the mountains of Khugnu-Khan 257 km away from Ulaanbaatar, o¬n the way to Arvaikheer,Uvurkhangai province. 173 km away from Arvaykheer and about 75 km away from Kharkhorin.
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Tuvkhun Monastery

The excellent location of Tuvkhun monastery is a short distance of 70 km from KharKhorum. The Tuvkhun temple in impressive, beautiful mountainous area. Zanabazar, who was the first leader of Buddhism, located the place. It was built in 1653, believers gathered in Erdenezuu monastery decided to build a special Monastery for Zanabazar.
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Baldan Bereeven Monastery

The Baldan Bereeven Monastery and its associated landscape are situated in the long and deep valley of the Baruun Jargalant River and within several picturesque sacred mountains such as Munkh Ulziit, Arvan Gurvan Sansar, Bayan Baraat, Bayan Khangai which are mountain branches of The Khentii mountain range.
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Khamar Monastery

Khamar Monastery was established in the 1820's by famous 19th century Mongolian educator and literary figure Danzanravjaa. The Monastery was an important center of the Buddhist “red sect”, and seat of the Gobiin Dogshin Noyon Khutagt.
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In 1911, at the time of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China, the independence of Outer Mongolia was proclaimed. The monarch of the first independent Mongolian state was the eighth Javzandamba Khutagt, Bogd Khaan, who lived from1869 to 1924.
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The origins of the National Museum of Mongolia date back to 1924, when the first collections were begun for a national museum. The present building of the museum was built in 1971, when it was erected as the Museum of Revolution. At the time, the collections of ethnography, prehistory, middle history, national history and paleontology were housed in the building of the Central Museum, built in 1956.
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You may already know how the Mongolian here” Tarbasaurus Bataar was illegally smuggled out of our country and was an international outcry and he was returned to a “Hero’s Welcome “. T.Bataar is the most important and precious exhibit in the museum. The Central museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs was established to protect, register and verify fossils, all in order to preserve our heritage for future generations. It comes under the auspices of our Covernment’s 11th Division.Our operation officially began on February 21st, 2013 when we got our registration certification.


Visitors can enjoy works of Mongolia’s famous artists, and scultors who lived before or during the early 20th century. Sculptures by Mongolia’s first Bogd Khan and famous sculptor Zanabazar, as well as appliquйs and sculptures in wood and stone by talented Mongolian craftsmen are among the 10 thousand exhibits of the museum. 25 of the 45 most precious works of art created by Mongolian’s artists can be found in the museum. The Museum has an excellent collection of paintings, carvings and sculptures, including many by the revered sculptor and artist Zanabazar. It also contains other rare, and sometimes old, religious exhibits such as scroll paintings (thangka) and Buddhist statues representing the best display of its kind in Mongolia. Most of the exhibit captions in the museum are in English.


The Zaisan hill is that honors allied Mongolian and Soviet soldiers killed in World War II. Located on a hill in the southern part of the city, the memorial features a circular memorial painting that depicts scenes of friendship between the people of the USSR and Mongolia. The mural depicts scenes such as Soviet support for Mongolian’s independence declaration in 1921, the defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army by the Soviets at Khalhkin Gol on the Mongolian border in 1939, victory over Nazi Germany and peacetime achievements such as Soviet space flights including the flight of Soyuz 39 which carried the first Mongolian into space, Jugderdemidiin Gurragchaa.

Rock Painting - petroglyph

The rock-painting monuments found on the territory of Mongolia and survived to date from the early iron age bring us the message of our ancestors who lived 5000-3000 years ago. The monuments allow us to read ancient history of Mongolia.
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Bugan Chuluu - Deer stone

Bugan chuluu or deer stones are ancient stones carved with symbols found mostly in Mongolia and some Central Asian countries. The term “deer stone” is derived from highly artistic illustrations of deer on stone. The deer stones are created from a long block of granite with four flat sides, on which deer and other images are engraved.
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery

The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu Emperor Enkh Amaglan to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Javzandamba Khutakt, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia and a spiritual mentor to both emperors' ancestor.
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Shankh Monastery

Shankh monastery, once known as the West Monastery, and Erdene Zuu are the only monasteries in the region to have survived the 1937 purge. Shankh was founded by the great Zanabazar in 1648 and is said to have once housed Chinggis Khaan’s black military banner.
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Ongi Ruin

Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi ruin was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the North and South banks of the Ong river. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples.
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Aglag Buteel Monastery

Aglag Buteel monastery is located approximately 100 km from Ulaanbaatar. These carved rocks are the work of the students and teachers from the Buddhist college.
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Manzushir Monastery

Manzushir monastery is located in the southern part of the Bogd Khan mountain, at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level. The monastery enjoys a beautifully stunning setting surrounded by a forest of Siberian larch with a backdrop of natural granite cliffs eroded into tors of huge rounded boulders.
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