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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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  • Included in the tour. Building was a Palace and open as a Museum, at the time of the exhibits better as is was. Doing photo shoots in the hotel separately from the admission fee and additional charges may be required may be. Later serves as shop, ticket office, souvenir was 1 if raised here as well.
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  • The last King of Mongolia is the reporting of the Winter Palace. Mongolia and Tibetan people, and the King at the age of four years old was one of five Lamas. Nomads settled culture on the cheap because the Palace, even rustic. Now, we can see a moment in this w Mongolia's culture and where you can see the historical situation. Most of Mongolia is not allowed to take pictures when my money.
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  • The Museum is in a State of disrepair. Excursion in Russian is not very interesting. The heat in the premises of the Museum are also very hot
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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.