National Museum of Mongolia

National Museum of Mongolia

This museum has exhibits featuring Mongolia’s geography, flora, fauna, including the requisite section with stuffed and embalmed animals, birds and even fish. More impressive are the two complete dinosaur skeletons, which were found in the Gobi – the giant flesh-eating Tarbosaurus, 15m tall and four to five tons in weight, and the little duck-billed plant eating Saurolophus at “only” 8 meters. You can see them from above on the 3rd floor. The gallery next door is full of interesting knick-knacks like petrified wood, dinosaur eggs and huge leg bones, which look like something out of the Flintstones. There is also a camel museum on the second floor. The museum is old and rambling, with doors and corridors going all over the place, so trace your route using the map given out free with your ticket.

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