Marx Mural


Looking like a big, class-warfare-fighting Santa Claus, this portrait of ol' Karl proudly glowers on a building located near the Russian restaurant Traktir.

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1. Museum of Orkhon Aimag

0.05 MILES

Hidden in a concrete complex on the right side of the Marx mural, this small museum has an eclectic range of exhibits, from Khalkha, Kazakh and Buriat…

2. Friendship Monument

0.22 MILES

This communist monument, located northeast of the bus station, depicts Russian and Mongolian women united in chaste appreciation of hard work, planned…

3. Buddha Statue

0.36 MILES

This big Buddha statue isn't particularly noteworthy as big Buddha statues go, but you can catch a good view from the city here. It can be accessed from…

4. Erdenet Cultural Centre

0.58 MILES

If Erdenet has a town centre, this cultural 'palace' is it. While the building itself is only slightly memorable, it often hosts temporary art exhibitions…

5. Bayan Öndör

0.63 MILES

Rising above Erdenet, to the northwest of the city centre, the summit of Bayan Öndör offers a splendid view of the surrounding area, including the copper…

6. Bulgan Aimag Museum

28.3 MILES

This museum on the main street has some information on obscure sights in the aimag; a display on J Gurragchaa (Mongolia’s first man in space), war photos…

7. Chin Van Khan Dorj Statue

28.39 MILES

This statue memorialises Mijiddorjiin Khanddorj, also known as Chin Van Khan, a famous early 20th-century independence leader.

8. Aimag Monument

28.51 MILES

This monument to everything Bulgan (city and aimag) sits by the banks of the Achuut Gol.