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National History Museum

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Address: Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
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Was looking for something to do in the city. Mongolia history is fascinating. This place was ideal to learn. Very different from how you hear about Genghis khan in North America.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for something to do in the city. Mongolia history is fascinating. This place was ideal to learn. Very different from how you hear about Genghis khan in North America.

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South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has many pieces in exhibition, showing the history of Mongolia divided into different periods of time. Very well organized and cheap entrance ticket, about 3 USD

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Asia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is not modern so it is clear it was constructed during the Soviet era. A bit warm during summer. However, the exhibitions are great to get both a good overview as well as some detailed information about the history from prehistoric times up to now. The texts are surprisingly straightforward with the pros and cons of various eras... More 

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Bayan-Olgii Province, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum shows all types of lifestyles and traditional clothes of ethnic groups in Mongolia. it has millions of museum pieces such as Mongolian history, especially historical pieces of Mongolia from 10th Century to 20th Century. You can discover more about Mongolian from the times of Mongolian empire and Socialist times

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All about Mongols, that's how I can coin the phrase of my impression when visiting this museum! Overall, I really liked the hunter/gather exhibitions inside the museum because it showed how important it was for Mongols to survive on that skill

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The museum has several sections. Except the two last sections the depict the Soviet time and the Democratic time which are thin, the rest is quite good and well organized. You will learn about the Mongol Empire in details. Good explanation in English so if you have two hours you will cover it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The exhibits are well thought out and laid out in a logical manner. Understanding the evolution of the people is facilitated. The section on Genghis Khan is very informative. An excellent museum which is a must see for all first time visitors to Mongolia

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

An enriching visit that gave us a good introduction to Mongolian history and culture. We had the chance to have a Mongolian friend who took us through the museum and gave us very enlightening information.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Museums aren't really my cup of tea, but with the lack of attractions in Ulaanbaatar I thought I'd take a look. Adult admission 8000T with another 10,000T to take pictures so basically £6. I really enjoyed it, everything you need to know about the history of Mongolia from 1200AD to the present. I wondered around for a good 2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Provides an excellent overview from its early history to the time Mongolia became independent. One should spend enough time to appreciate the pride of the Mongolian people.

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