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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  • August 15, 2017
    The Soviet regime in Mongolia had destroyed most of UB's historical edifices and landmarks. Arguably one of the major remains of the pre-Soviet era. It's worth visiting if you are travelling to UB and...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    I have one issue, taking pictures they charge you a massive fee! Seriously? Still i walked by this place daily while i was here, and I visited, I was under the impreasion pictures outside are ok, be w...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Lots to see. Be sure to see winter palace to side of summer palace, which has lots of clothing and furniture, unlike the summer palace, which is more religious artifacts. Lots to take pictures of.  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    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
  • February 25, 2017
    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
  • June 7, 2017
    One of the few good sites in Ulan Bator. Must see!
  • March 6, 2017
    Mongolian last king's palace. Very interesting place.
  • January 10, 2017
    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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