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Ulaanbaatar city Highlights


 Sukhbaatar Square

This large and famous landmark is the heart of Ulaanbaatar where the Parliament, the Government House is located. It is named after Sukhbaatar, the famous patriot, whose statue is the main attraction on this square. And it is reconstructed in 2007.

 Gandan Monastery

Gandan is the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia and one of the most interesting sights. It is the first monument to Buddha ever erected in Mongolia. This has now become a favorite place for Mongolian and foreign visitors alike. Most important part of a monastery is the Megjid Janraiseg temple. Inside the temple is the 25.6 meter and 20 ton Avalokiteshvara-Janraiseg statue.

 Natural History Museum 

Natural history involves historical process of 4.7 milliard years of that is very long term from the origin of the world until the origin of plant, animal and human. Thus our museum shows the briefness of these events by exhibitions and contributes knowledge to peoples mind.

 Zaisan Memorial

Located to the south of Ulaanbaatar city, Zaisan Hill Memorial was erected on the 50th anniversary of the Communist Revolution and honors the Soviet and Mongolian soldiers who died in World War II in the fight against Japan and Germany. Next to the monumental statue of the soldier, a mosaic composition on a large circular panel in reinforced concrete illustrates the theme of friendship between Mongol and Soviet peoples. In the center of it a large granite bowl holds an eternal flame. A good view over the capital.

 Bogd Khaan Museum

The Bogd khan palace museum consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter Palace. The collections of the museum include unique and valuable objects related to Mongolia's political, religious, and artistic history from the 17 to early 20-th centuries: bronze castings, silk paintings, mineral paintings, and paper icons made by well-known artists and artisans of the period, among others the first Bogdo Javzundamba Zanabazar and his school; as well as objects owned and used by the VIII Bogdo Javzundamba and his wife queen Dondogdulam, including royal clothing and equipment, gifts from domestic and foreign guests and representatives, and items purchased by the king for his own diversion.

 Tsuki House

“Moon stone” song and dance ensemble is the first privately owned professional ensemble in Mongolia. “Moon stone” ensemble was found in 2001 and it has over 80 young, talented artists working in groups such as folk music, dancing, singing, classical music group “Fantasia”, costume design and solid equipment making are specialized in their fields. In summer, the ensemble performs the tourist folk art concerts like “Mongolian Melody of the Great steppe” and “Worship of the Sun” which shows three milestones in three thousand year history of nomadic Mongols. 

 Choijin Lama Temple

The museum is an ensemble of Buddhist architecture and consists of 5 temples and 5 arched gates. The works of the national clever masters of painting and sculpture are of great interest. In the main temple there is the sculpture of Choijin Lama and the embalmed mummy of his teacher. It also contains the great coral mask of Begtse, created under the direction of protectors using over 6000 pieces of coral. Yadam temple and Amgalan temple contain rare artifacts made by the famous Mongolian artist and sculptor, Zanabazar. In total the museum has over 5000 items out of which 12 are unique and 200 are particularly valuable.

 The Morin khuur

The Morin khuur is a chordophone of Mongolian origin whose name translates as "horse-head fiddle". It is played with a bow and produces a sound which is poetically described as expensive and unrestrained, like a wild horse neighing, or like a breeze in the grasslands. It is the most important musical instrument of the Mongolian people, and the Mongolian nation.The instrument consists of a wooden-framed sound box to which two strings are attached. It is held nearly upright with the sound box in the musician's lap or between the musician's legs. The strings are made from hairs from horses' tails, strung parallel, and run over a wooden bridge on the body up a long neck to the two tuning pegs in the scroll, which is always carved into the form of a horse's head.

Cemetery for Japanese soldiers

The cemetery for Japanese soldiers who were chased away from Soviot Union after World War II and died in Mongolia and it is located at the northeast place, named Dambadarjaa, in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia.