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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  • Not many sightseeing points within the city of ulanbaatar. Need to take car for a few hours to the suburb. Need at least a week or more here in Mongolia. Wild country  more »
  • But until now didn't know much about Mongolia's Guide in Japan, explained politely. Worth seeing. And more showed partial treatment and do not immediately destroyed, disturbing.
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  • The former winter palace of the last king, now turned into a museum. The exterior is not very impressive. The treasures are inside the palace, the gem stones adorned thrones, the furniture and the clo...  more »
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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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