Museum of Arkhangai Aimag
Tsetserleg’s small monastery (next to the museum) has a handful of monks who hold services at 11am in summer and 10am in winter. The...
Galdan Zuu Temple
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Museum of Arkhangai Aimag information
This is one of the best aimag museums in the country, not least because it is housed in the charming courtyard-temple complex of Zayain Gegeenii Süm , which was first built in 1586 but expanded in 1679, when it housed five temples and up to 1000 monks. Miraculously, the monastery escaped the Stalinist purges because it was made into a museum.
The main hall concentrates on traditional Mongolian lifestyle, with exhibits of costumes, traditional tools, a ger, musical instruments, weaponry and saddles. The displays have some useful English captions. The second hall concentrates on religious icons. The other two rooms of the former main prayer hall are empty, while the last hall focuses on local artwork. Look out for the traditional Mongolian board games and playing cards.