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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  • The Palace is about 2km from Central Ulaanbaatar, 12000MNT by taxi or 500mnt by bus (taxis easier because unless you speak Mongolian catching a bus is not easy at all!) and is definitely worth heading...  more »
  • Not sure what to think of this place. I got the impression that they didn't have the funds to renovate. I think they had a lot of nerve asking for extra fees to take photos. A lot of it looked a bit r...  more »
  • 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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  • Interesting piece of Mongolia's history. The last Bogd Khan was in power shortly before the change to socialism so it is still relatively recent history as well.
  • Visited on a tour with Danista Nomad's. An interesting insight into the life of the Bogd and how he was chosen. A must see in Ulaan Bataar.
  • Beautiful temple with a well-rounded museum. Interesting artifacts from the early 20th century.
  • Not good. Unfriendly staff. Not much to see. Ridiculous charge for photography. In my opinion a no go.
  • 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

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