• Bogd khaan palace museum
  • Central museum of Mongolian dinosaurs
  • Arkhangai province museum
  • Mongolian national museum
  • Choijin lama temple museum
  • Kharkhorin museum


The museum of Arkhangai Province was established in 1947 after the name of “The Place to study the community” in the Palace where Zaya Bandies (great Lamas) of the Khalkha Mongolia (the main tribe of Mongolia) lived in the 17th century. The Museum has rich collections of historical, traditional and cultural exhibits of Arkhangai province from the ancient time to these days.

It has 8 exhibition halls such as historical, religious, handicraft, ethnographical. In the historical hall, there are Mongolian historical exhibits that are related to the Stone and Bronze Age, the Hunnu State, the Tureg State (ancient Mongolian states), the 17th century and 19th century. For example, the unique and valuable bronze bridle (III-I thousand years of BC) and the lighted wolf-shaped monument (6th century of the BC) are historical and cultural exhibits of the Mongolians. The ethnographical hall contains mental items of the Khalkh tribe including ger, traditional clothing deel, women accessories, games, musical instruments, and livestock equipment.

For example, there is a state big harp (13th century), a horse-headed fiddle (19th century) and artful creations of Dalai Choinkhor (an Ancient Soum of the province) craftsmen, special things that Zaya Gegeen (a great lama in Mongolia) and the King Namnansuren (a king of one of the ancient 4 provinces) used at the time.

In the religious hall, there were respectfully set mummies of the first Zaya Bandida and next generation of Lamas. It also has rare and Major Religious exhibits that different Zaya  Bandidas and Lamas used. These items are paper god images, molten things, gilt, carving and god images with traditional and artistic design.

The gunden temple of Zaya Gegeen (a dead body of Zaya Gegeen is kept there) was built in 1696 and the Right and left Semchin Palaces (camps where lamas stayed) were built in 1802. In this complex, Zaya Bandidas stayed and prayed from generation to generation. The Buildings contain Tibetan and Chinese design and made by Mongolian craftsman. It is one of the great and unique memorials of the Mongolian architecture.