Sukhbaatar Square is located in the center of Ulaan Baatar city. It is a big square. The Communist government had rallies and parades there. There is a statue of Damdin Sukhbaatar who led the 1921 revolution. He is portrayed as sitting on a horse. There is a big statue of Genghis Khan who is seated on a chair. Genghis Khan is portrayed as being very big, wide and heavy. The statue of Sukhbaatar is in front of the Saaral Ordon building. On the square, you can see the clean lines of the Parliament Building where Mongolia’s republican government has sessions.
In the western side of the square, there are History Museum and Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum showcases flora, fauna, and geological and paleontological exhibits. There are meteorites on exhibit as well as rock and mineral specimens. There is huge collection of expertly stuffed animals to show the animals of Mongolia, and there are big dinosaur skeletons from the Gobi desert. Tickets for the museum cost only 2.50 USD. The museum opens at 10 am and the last admission is about 4:30 pm. There is also the National History Museum. It introduces the history, culture, and politics of Mongolia. There is a well portrayed display of Mongolian history, and there is a lot of English language information. Entry to this museum is only 2.50 USD (T 2,500) and like the other museum, it opens at 10 and the last admission is at 4:30 pm.
I updated this article on July 5, 2012
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