Chinggis Khan Waxworks Museum


If you're in the area to visit the cashmere outlets, this Madam Tussauds'–style wax museum is worth a look to see realistic figures of Chinggis Khan, along with his family and other 13th-century Mongol identities. For US$3 you can pose for a photo in full costume. Next door is a souvenir store inside a large ger.

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