Museum in Erdenet

Mining Museum

This Soviet-built museum belongs to the copper-mining company, Erdenet Concern. It’s pretty small and not terribly thrilling but it is free and worth a look if you’re killing time. It’s on the 2nd floor of the Cultu…
Museum in Erdenet

Museum of Orkhon Aimag

Hidden in a concrete complex on the right side of the Marx mural, this small museum showcases a mix of subjects – from Khalkha, Kazakh and Buriad national costume, traditional musical instruments and snuff bottles m…
Buddhist Site in Erdenet

Buddha statue

Mine in Erdenet

Copper Mine

The open-cut mine, easily seen to the southeast of the city centre, was one of the biggest infrastructure projects developed in Mongolia during the communist era. Copper and molybdenum concentrate are still central …
Monument in Erdenet

Friendship Monument

This communist monument, about 200m northeast of the Selenge Hotel, is worth a quick look. On the way from the town centre you pass a fine Marx mural and the ever-recognisable Lenin's profile bolted to the wall. Hea…
Mural in Erdenet

Marx Mural

Mountain in Erdenet

Bayan Öndör

Rising above Erdenet, to the northwest of the city centre, the summit of Bayan Öndör mountain offers a splendid view of the surrounding area, including the copper mine. The road to the top is rough and muddy, but yo…