Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

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Escape the traffic and admire the luxuriant decadence of a declining kingdom at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, the winter palace of Mongolia's last khan. One of the few remaining historical structures left untouched by Soviets or Communists, the Buddhist complex features six temples with elaborately painted warriors on massive entrance doors, colorful sculptures, extravagant interior decor, and Chinese-style hip bamboo roofs. Highlights include a yurt covered in hides of 150 snow leopards, a British horse cart, modern surrealist Buddhist-style murals with erotic scenes, a collection of taxidermied animals from Bogd Khan's private zoo, and exquisitely adorned regalia worn by the khan's pet elephants. Take a look at our Ulaanbaatar trip planner to schedule your visit to Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We blitzed through this museum. At a certain point you are not allowed to take photos unless you pay extra for a pass. It shows how opulent Bogd Khaan lived and the history of Buddhism in the country.  more »
  • This museum had some beautiful tapestries and well preserved artifacts. Well worth a visit as it is also close to centre of city  more »
  • Half-timbered scheme built in 1893-1905, Palace's grounds in some temples. Taxidermy from the necessities of the Bogd Khan, another country which was dedicated to the Palace, were exhibited. Among the fur gel is a sight to see. However, for taking pictures of the buildings within the Palace, requires a charge shot.
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  • Its the late Mongolian King who was a Buddhist monk, his singer palace turned into museum. The famous sword he bent with his mental power resides here but only shown on special occasions and certain times of the year. Ask the museum people for those days.
  • Fantastic little palace in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Well preserved. Amazing. Worth to be seen
  • One of the better museums in the city - everything is well described and beautifully preserved
  • Interesting and important historical place, but not much explantation in English... Poor!
  • One of the few good sites in Ulan Bator. Must see!
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