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Bogd Khan Palace Museum, Ulaanbaatar

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Escape the traffic and admire the luxuriant decadence of a declining kingdom at Bogd Khan Palace Museum, 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. Using our world travel planner, Ulaanbaatar attractions like Bogd Khan Palace Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you like history and want to learn about Mongolia's history this is the place. It has original pieces that was owned by Mongolian kings. The downside of this place is that it is not allowed to take...  more »
  • The complex is composed of the Winter Palace (with the facades preserved) and summer (with the facades requiring painting). Cobra-if MNT 8000 per person for entry and MNT 50000 for the photos (by machine) However, several of the exhibits is forbidden to take pictures, so I suggest do not pay for this. The interior of the palaces are very well kept (over other temples visited) and Rico on objects, statues, pictures and tapestries; It's a very interesting visit and a good opportunity to know the story of the last King of Mongolia.
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  • A wonderful Museum. It has preserved the spirit and history of the last Lords. Very much informative I found for myself. The wonderful architecture of the buildings.
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  • The winter palace is surrounded by temples that are now filled with art. It is all nice, though there are issues. To take photos you have to pay 6 times the entrance rate. Half the information signs are hidden behind railings. The exhibition hall was just unavailable for some reason. One of the temples was had its art removed. There was no literature for anyone who doesnt read mongolian about the winter palace
  • I went there when I was a child and absolutely loved it. That's all I remember but I intend to visit the Palace soon. It should be a gem of an attraction in UB today
  • Fascinating museum of the last religious-political leader of Mongolia. Has a lot of artwork on display. Tours are available, though when we went the tour was in Mongolian.
  • Best to come here with a guide or this place will seem very uninteresting. Also do not bother with the ridiculous photography fee.
  • Very interesting part of Mongolias history.