This tour is one of the best tours you will find in Ulaanbaatar covering museums of history, culture, and nature of Mongolia. Your tour starts with pickup from the appointed gathering place at 10am by an experienced, knowledgeable, and personable tour guide and then set off for a day. You will be visiting the following museums during this trip:
Zanabazar Museum: Bogdo Zanabazar, also known as Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and Bogd Jivzundamba (1635-1723), was the grandson of Avtai Sain Khan and a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Zanabazar earned his place in art history through combining religious and traditional folk arts enriched by traditional Mongol concept of beauty in his representations of deities.
Mongolian National Museum: It is one of the national museums of Mongolia located in Ulaanbaatar. The National Museum of Mongolia is a cultural, scientific and educational organization which is responsible for the collection, conservation and interpretation of the objects.
Bogd Khan Palace Museum: This is known as “Winter Palace” and built between 1893 and 1903, the complex includes six temples. Each one of them contains Buddhist artwork including sculptures and Thangka. It is one of the few Mongolian historical attractions which have neither been destroyed by the Soviets nor the Communist Mongolians. On display, there are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions such as his throne, bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, a pair of ceremonial boots (given to the Khan by Russian Tsar Nicholas II) and a jeweled regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant.
Choijin Lama Temple Museum: This temple museum is a hidden gem of architecture and history situated in the middle of downtown Ulaanbaatar. It was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama ("Choijin" is an honorary title given to some monks), the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan. Construction of the monastery commenced in 1904 and was completed four years later. It was closed in 1938 and probably would have been demolished had it not been saved in 1942 to serve as a museum demonstrating the "feudal" ways of the past. Although religious freedom in Mongolia liberated in 1990, this monastery is no longer an active place of worship.