Mongolia has a history of puzzle-crafting, and has created some of the world’s most difficult puzzles and chess sets. Shatar, a Mongolian version of chess, dates back to the Middle Ages, while more modern burr puzzles (made from interlocking pieces of wood) can be traced back throughout the 1900s.
Mongolia’s enigmatic history is honored at the International Intellectual Puzzle Museum, or the IQ Museum for short. The museum is the creation of Tumen Ulzii, who was born to nomadic herders and would have followed that path had he not fallen in love with logic puzzles at an early age.
|Eej Khad (Mother Rock)||2019||67.3km||site_ao|
|Mongolia’s Beatles Monument||2018||2.6km||site_ao|
|Mongolian Military Museum||2018||1km||site_ao|
|Imperial Map Monument||2018||321.4km||site_ao|
|The World’s Last Truly Wild Horse||2017||81.2km||site_ao|
|The Oldest Monastery in Mongolia||2017||317.6km||site_ao|
|Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs||2018||2.8km||site_ao|
|Centre of Shaman Eternal Heavenly Sophistication||2018||3.5km||site_ao|
|Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape||2015||179.4km||site_whs|
|Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape||2004||310km||site_whs|
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