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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  • Houses of beautiful religious and Royal pieces assorted small Palace unpretentious that allows to have an idea of recent history interesting for children
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  • This is a visual delight, and a must see within UB as it give great insight into the history, cultures and traditions. As mentioned in other reviews, there is an extra fee for taking photos. Thus seem...  more »
  • A great historical site and place to visit. Very interesting exhibits. I especially enjoyed the clothes the king and queen wore, very beautifully made.  more »
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  • Very beautiful collection of historicals, nice temple, very nice Areal showing the difference between Tradition and modern asia. I didnt like the collection of stuffed animals though but i guess for somebody who is into it, it must be quite impressive.
  • Historical museum. Worth visiting
  • Interesting piece of Mongolia's history. The last Bogd Khan was in power shortly before the change to socialism so it is still relatively recent history as well.
  • Visited on a tour with Danista Nomad's. An interesting insight into the life of the Bogd and how he was chosen. A must see in Ulaan Bataar.
  • Beautiful temple with a well-rounded museum. Interesting artifacts from the early 20th century.

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