Sunday, 02 March 2014 10:45

A wax museum opens in Mongolia dedicated to Chinggis Khaan

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Wax museum in Genghis KhanThe Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is worldwide known for its wax statues of historical persons and celebrities. The sculptures are made of silicone wax suitable for all climates. In Mongolia there are a number of wax sculptures at the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum and the Mongolian National Museum. A museum devoted strictly to wax figures has been recently opened.

The museum called Chinggis Wax is currently located in the Theater Museum. An opening ceremony for the gallery was held on February 14, 2014 with 13 wax sculptures already on display and was attended by scientists and researchers. The gallery will be open to the public for six months starting on March 1, 2014.

According to the founder and president of the Chinggis Wax, Ms. Delgermaa she had an idea to establish a wax museum in Mongolia five years ago. "I studied it for a long time and started to create wax sculptures two years ago. I used to work in the tourism sector before, therefore I know tourists in Mongolia want to see things related to Chinggis Khaan. They asked me lots of questions about Chinggis Khaan" she said during the museum opening ceremony. "For example, they want to see a palace where Chinggis Khaan lived. I couldn’t respond to them. That is why I established the wax gallery and displayed 13 people representing the 13th century. I want to have my own gallery building, but I did not want to hide the exhibits until I had my own gallery. I am going to exhibit in the Theater Museum for six months and will add more wax sculptures." - she added.

Wax sculptures of Mother Oulen, Queen Borte, Boorchi, Zev, Jamukha, Mukhulai, Khasar, Zelme, Chinngis Khaan and four sons of Chinggis Khaan are currently being displayed in the exhibition. A sculpture of Subedei is planned be finished before the Naadam Festival.

The museum charges 5,000 MNT for adults and 2,000 MNT for children. Visitors are allowed to take pictures with the sculptures. (c)

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