City Center Museums (Self Guided), Ulan Bator

Ulan Bator does not have many museums, but the ones it does have are definitely worth visiting. Its outstanding Choijin Lama Museum, Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum and Museum of Mongolian Costumes welcome visitors to explore Mongolia’s rich history and culture. Take the following tour to visit the museums located in Ulan Bator city Center, all within a pleasant walking distance!
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City Center Museums Map

Guide Name: City Center Museums
Guide Location: Mongolia » Ulan Bator (See other walking tours in Ulan Bator)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall
  • Choijin Lama Museum
  • Museum of Mongolian Costumes
  • Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery
  • National Museum of Mongolia
  • Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art
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Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall

1) Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall

Located on the corner of Peace Avenue and Chingisiin Örgön Chölöö, the Mongolian Artists' Exhibition Hall offers an interesting view of Mongolian art. Its collection of contemporary art features dramatic pictures, amazing carvings, beautiful tapestries and sculptures.
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Choijin Lama Museum

2) Choijin Lama Museum (must see)

The Choijin Lama Museum is a Mongolian architectural masterpiece of the 19th century. It features precious exhibits of Buddhist art as well as the works of Zanabazar, a prominent 17th century spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism and great artisan. You will find beautiful colorful masks for Tsam dance ceremonies, wonderful bronze figures of gods, striking silk tankas and many other interesting objects.
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Museum of Mongolian Costumes

3) Museum of Mongolian Costumes

The Museum of Mongolian Costumes features traditional Mongolian clothes and costumes, reflecting the different Mongolian ethnic groups, including the Üzemchin, Zakhchin, Torguud, Khoton and Kazakhs.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.
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Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

4) Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (must see)

The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (MNMAG) features a wide and remarkable collection of modern and uniquely Mongolian paintings and sculptures. You will enjoy a variety artwork, ranging from impressionistic to nationalistic, interesting Soviet romantic paintings and other wonderful works.
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National Museum of Mongolia

5) National Museum of Mongolia (must see)

National Museum of Mongolia (formerly the National Museum of Mongolian History) is one of the national museums of Mongolia. The National Museum of Mongolia is a cultural, scientific, and educational organization, which is responsible for the collection, care and interpretation of the objects.

The first museum in Mongolia, which was called the Mongolian National Museum (now the Mongolian Natural History Museum), was established in 1924 and became the basis for other museums, including the National Museum of Mongolian History.

The modern National Museum of Mongolian History was established after the merger of historical, archeological and ethnographical departments of the State Central Museum and the Museum of the Revolution in 1991. It is now located in the facility built for the Museum of the Revolution, which was founded in 1971. The National Museum of Mongolia is currently recognized as one of the leading museums in Mongolia. A significant responsibility for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage therefore lies with the museum. It is also responsible for developing museological guide-lines for museums in the nation.

Opening hours: Daily: 9 am - 6 pm
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Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art

6) Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art (must see)

The Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art, established in 1966, houses a great collection of excellent works by famous sculptor and artist Zanabazar. The museum also features exceptional works by other well-known Mongolian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including wood and stone appliqués and sculptures, an outstanding collection of paintings, carvings, old religious exhibits and much more.

Hours: Daily: 10 am- 6 pm.

Walking Tours in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Create Your Own Walk in Ulan Bator

Create Your Own Walk in Ulan Bator

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ulan Bator is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ulan Bator Shopping Tour

Ulan Bator Shopping Tour

Ulan Bator has plenty of excellent places to shop. You can find a wide selection of traditional Mongolian and Kazakh handicrafts and souvenirs. You can also find a wide assortment of beautiful cashmere products and other popular Mongolian items. Check out the best places to shop in Ulan Bator in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ulan Bator is Mongolia’s cultural, political, economic and social center. The downtown part of the city abounds in prominent attractions: government buildings, famous landmarks, quality museums and more. Follow this orientation walk to discover the most interesting sights of Ulan Bator.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Ulan Bator Cultural Walking Tour

Ulan Bator Cultural Walking Tour

Ulan Bator is an interesting travel destination with a unique culture and history. Its outstanding cultural venues, museums and monument will help you discover Mongolia's rich history. Take the following tour to learn about Mongolia's fascinating culture!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
City Center Monuments

City Center Monuments

Ulan Bator has a rich and mysterious history. It is home to many historic landmarks and prominent monuments. Among them are the celebrated Genghis Khan Monument, Lenin Monument, Beatles Monument and many others. Take the following tour to visit the famous monuments of Ulan Bator city Center !

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles