The Gobi Desert on the Mongolia-China border is a beautifully desolate area, but millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed, it teemed with life. That combination makes it a world-class source of fossils. It’s the type of place where you can find protoceratops skulls, dinosaur eggs, and a full skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar, all of which are on display at this museum in Ulaanbaatar.
While the museum itself is a bit shabby and rarely appears on Ulaanbaatar itineraries, it holds some real paleontological gems within its walls. Its openly mounted skeletons of original fossils rather than cast copies are a rare sight to behold.
|Mongolian Railway History Museum||2020||1.7km||site_ao|
|Eej Khad (Mother Rock)||2019||68.1km||site_ao|
|Mongolia’s Beatles Monument||2018||0.9km||site_ao|
|Mongolian Military Museum||2018||3.5km||site_ao|
|Mongolia’s Puzzle Museum||2017||2.8km||site_ao|
|The World’s Last Truly Wild Horse||2017||78.7km||site_ao|
|Centre of Shaman Eternal Heavenly Sophistication||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
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