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Address: Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146, Mongolia
Phone Number: +976 7011 0911
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Excellent overview of Mngolia

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name of this museum was changed into National Museum of Mongolia. Many people, even Mongolians, are still confused by the previous name. This museum is the hidden gem in Asia because you will travel through history from stone age to today's Mongolia including 13th century Chinggis Khan. It also covers the history of other Asian countries such as Yuan... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

National History Museum is a perfect place to learn some Mongolian history. It has 11 halls including the Ancient history, Ancient States, Traditional clothes and jewelry, Mongol Empire, Culture, Traditional lifestyle, 16-20th century Mongolia, Mongolia under Bodg Khaan, Socialist Mongolia, Democratic Mongolia and a temporary exhibition hall. Visiting this museum before travelling anywhere in Mongolia will give you good knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Easy to find and affordable. Very informative about the Mongolian history. Many interesting displays and explanations. We especially enjoyed the costumes. We had visited another museum that was all about the costumes. This one was much better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I am into costumes so for those interested, this one is a must! I also learned a lot about Mongolian history and more. Small so fairly easy to handle in a few hours. Many/most descriptions in English but tedious to read. Ran out of time or I would have returned to this one to take photos of the costumes--really outstanding!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

this small but well organized museum has an excellent collection of native Mongolian costumes from the various ethnic groups across the country. It also illuminates Mongolia's modern history from the years of Soviet domination and slaughter of more than 30 million residents and suppression of Buddhism (1/3 of the country's population)through the emergence of budding democracy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We really enjoyed this small but wonderfully informative museum. Content is mainly, but not totally, associated with Genghis Khan and the Mongols. Situated close to Genghis Khan square. Has English language signs. Good but small souvenir shop. A must see whilst in Ulaan Baatar.

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