Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art, Ulaanbaatar

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Discover the world of Mongolian art at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art, best known for the works of 17th-century sculptor Zanabazar, as well as an extensive collection of local art, from ancient relics to early 20th-century pieces. Established in 1965, the museum boasts thousands of exhibits spread across its 12 galleries, and often hosts temporary displays of contemporary local artists' work. See a variety of Buddhist-themed statues and paintings, and admire antiques and early artifacts. Descriptions of the pieces are in English. Put Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art into our Ulaanbaatar tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ulaanbaatar.
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  • The G. Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts was established in 1966 and named after the Buddhist teacher, G. Zanabazar. As you enter the building on the left, a room displays ancient art, including deer...  more »
  • An interesting, though eclectic, museum covering the whole of Mongolian history and arts/ crafts (at the end of the visit). The free audio is EXTREMELY detailed, to the point of 5-10 minutes for...  more »
  • I would have to say that it was a small but very interesting little history of Mongolian Art. The tools of the smiths were an interesting addition as well as the paintings of the 2013 politaical upheavals. Maybe needed a few more translations in English, French etc to give the tourists a better chance to understand the exhibits.
  • Interesting exhibits. If you get the audio guide, be prepared to stand in front of each exhibit for up to 10 minutes. I think Mongolians have a different way of talking about history. For me the guide is very repetitive and too detailed. But interesting nonetheless
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