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. Take a look at our Ulaanbaatar trip planner to schedule your visit to Bogd Khan Palace Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Walking from the center of UB to a few km we reached this wonderful complex, but a little decadence. Very interesting, although it would be better to have a guide that explains what you're seeing. Entrance about 3 euro ... you can't take pictures.
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  • Ulaanbaatar, noisy, suffocating in its traffic jams and suddenly, in the middle of modern buildings, a haven of peace and quiet, well protected in its enclosure, the Palace of Borgd-Khan. It floats a sweet scent of forgotten world which refuses to die. This Palace is the residence of the last Bodg Khan, i.e. policies and the last ruler with religious functions (lamaistes) (Emperor). The Palace of the summer with his seven temples and pagodas, is a majestic worship set of well-preserved Chinese style.
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  • This would have been a nice museum if they didn´t try to rip-off the tourists wanting to take photos. First there was an entrance fee (reasonable) and we went on a guided tour that was included. Unfor...  more »
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  • What you should know, there is an entry price: Student - 3000 Adult - 8000 To take photos - 50000 The carvings on the summer palace is amazing
  • The palace of Mongolian last king Bogd khaan is one of must visit places in Ulaanbaatar. During the winter time you can only see the winter palace. But if you visit during summer, you can see the whole place
  • One of the few good sites in Ulan Bator. Must see!
  • Mongolian last king's palace. Very interesting place.
  • Very beautiful historical place. Must see

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The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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