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Bogd Khan Palace Museum, Ulaanbaatar

(4.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Museum really liked that carefully preserved atmosphere of those distant years, it seems that exhibits breathe days order a tumultuous time. This is a great opportunity to touch history, flow of historical time. It is the residence of the last BOGDO-Khaan, housing and work and apartments. This and the monastic complex. I advise you not to miss this Museum!
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  • The Winter Palace of the last Bogdahana of Mongolia is a colorful Museum tells about the life of the Royal family, the beginning of the 20 century. You can trace the strong Russian influence on the decoration of the Museum. In the narabotaet Museum, Wednesday
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  • On his arrival at UB we immediately went to the Palace of BOGDO-winter. Despite the fact that it is located in a lively part of the city, within the peace, tranquility and boredom. However, the place is very beautiful, is amazed that everything around is made of wood. The Museum also has a huge collection of stuffed animals. Also Interestingly, the Winter Palace was built according to the designs, presented by Russian Emperor Nikolay 2, who also visited the Palace.
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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.