Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar: Hours, Address, Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia Reviews: 4/5

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia
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Amazing palace
Nov 2019
Located in the southern section of Ulaanbaatar city is the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum (or Winter Palace). This a definitely must visit site. This particular museum is a considerable distance from the center of the city and can be reached by public bus, taxi or on foot (approximately 1 hour walk during the winter). The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 as the Winter home of the Mongolian leader. In 1926, several years after the death of the last Mongolian Khan, the government decided to convert the remaining property of the Bogd khaan into a public museum. It was converted to a museum, displaying objects of historical and artistic value, religious idols, the royal collection of stuffed animals, and other items which had been owned or used by the Bogd Khaan and his family.. Today the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter palace, which was built in European style and later modified to reflect Buddhist ideals.. It is the oldest museum in Mongolia and it contains the biggest historical collection in the country. The Khaan at one time had four residences throughout Mongolia and this is the only one to have survived. This complex is one of the few historical attractions in Mongolia which was not destroyed or closed down by the Soviets or the Communist rulers during their occupation of the country from 1921 to 1986. Within the grounds of the Winter Palace one will find the Gate of Peace and Happiness, the Cooling Pavilion as well as 6 significantly beautiful temples, each containing Buddhist artwork, scripture and thangka., The palace complex consists of a total of 19 to 20 structures each displaying various items. The museum has 8,600 plus items on display. On display are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, a pair of ceremonial boots, and also a regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant. The green roof buildings are amazing and each building gives a look into the royal way of life. Life was good if you were the Khaan or part of the royal family. Excellent museum and I strongly recommend spending 3-4 hour at this museum taking in the sights and learning about Mongolian royal life. Winter hours of operation:: 1000 - 1700 Monday - Friday / Summer hours of operation: 0900 - 2000 Everyday. Entry fees: Adults: T 8,000 ($2.92 US) / Students: T 3,000 ($1.09) / Children: T 1,500 ($0.54) / Camera fee: T 50,000 ($18.28) / Video fee: T 70,000 ($25.59)

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Mia Collins
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Place of the last king of Mongolia.
Here you can see very much museum like exhibitions like ger made out of cheetah skin.
But photo is overly charged.
Written 13 January 2020
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA285 contributions
Nov 2019
Located in the southern section of Ulaanbaatar city is the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum (or Winter Palace). This a definitely must visit site. This particular museum is a considerable distance from the center of the city and can be reached by public bus, taxi or on foot (approximately 1 hour walk during the winter). The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 as the Winter home of the Mongolian leader. In 1926, several years after the death of the last Mongolian Khan, the government decided to convert the remaining property of the Bogd khaan into a public museum. It was converted to a museum, displaying objects of historical and artistic value, religious idols, the royal collection of stuffed animals, and other items which had been owned or used by the Bogd Khaan and his family.. Today the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter palace, which was built in European style and later modified to reflect Buddhist ideals.. It is the oldest museum in Mongolia and it contains the biggest historical collection in the country. The Khaan at one time had four residences throughout Mongolia and this is the only one to have survived. This complex is one of the few historical attractions in Mongolia which was not destroyed or closed down by the Soviets or the Communist rulers during their occupation of the country from 1921 to 1986. Within the grounds of the Winter Palace one will find the Gate of Peace and Happiness, the Cooling Pavilion as well as 6 significantly beautiful temples, each containing Buddhist artwork, scripture and thangka., The palace complex consists of a total of 19 to 20 structures each displaying various items. The museum has 8,600 plus items on display. On display are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, a pair of ceremonial boots, and also a regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant. The green roof buildings are amazing and each building gives a look into the royal way of life. Life was good if you were the Khaan or part of the royal family. Excellent museum and I strongly recommend spending 3-4 hour at this museum taking in the sights and learning about Mongolian royal life. Winter hours of operation:: 1000 - 1700 Monday - Friday / Summer hours of operation: 0900 - 2000 Everyday. Entry fees: Adults: T 8,000 ($2.92 US) / Students: T 3,000 ($1.09) / Children: T 1,500 ($0.54) / Camera fee: T 50,000 ($18.28) / Video fee: T 70,000 ($25.59)
Written 12 December 2019
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Rita C
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
Oct 2019
On our free day in Ulaanbaatar, we walked all the way to this place the we found well preserved palace which is surrounded by modern buildings. This was one of eye opener for me.
Written 6 December 2019
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom514 contributions
Sep 2019
The palace is a little out of the way from the centre of Ulaanbaatar; either a 20 minute walk or a bus drive (though traffic can be bad and the buses may be held up). The palace has a museum dedicated to the Bogd Khan (basically he lived here, so much of his personal belongings are on show). The guide “leaflet” is of very little use as there is hardly any information on it; I suggest you look on their website or do some research before your visit to fully appreciate it (be aware the website translation to English is a bit eccentric). If you want any pictures of the palace interior buy the photo pass as the gift shop has very little in it.
Written 24 November 2019
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We loved the authenticity of the architecture of the palace. It is one of the four palaces of the last emperor of Mongolia, Bogd Khan. The museum also includes the collections of his lifetime belongings, etc. Interesting place to visit with some understanding of Mongolian history and culture. It’s a good introductory to understand some of Mongolian history and culture before exploring further to the nature and the wilds of Mongolia.
Written 22 November 2019
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ShanghaiSkater
Shanghai, China120 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful and historic location, but unless you are very familiar with Chinese history you will fail to appreciate or understand the context of this place. It took me a while to put the pieces together. Genghis Khan's grandson succeeded in conquering China to establish the Yuan Dynasty. At this time all of Mongolia was part of China. After the Yuan Dynasty was the Ming Dynasty with part of Mongolia broken away from China and fighting between the two along the new Great Wall. After the Ming Dynasty Mongolia returned to China during the Qing Dynasty. This palace represents Ulaanbaatar near the end of the Qing Dynasty when it declared independence from China. The gift shop has a beautifully illustrated book on the history of Genghis Khan that has been translated into at least six different languages.
Written 16 November 2019
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Emily
11 contributions
Sep 2019
Lovely place to visit, especially during the summer! It's quite small, but the information in the packet was very helpful in understanding the buildings and the things within.
Written 13 November 2019
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RG B
Sacramento, CA108 contributions
Oct 2019
This site houses an extensive inventory of beautiful Buddhist themed art (sculpture, statuary, fabrics, painting) as well as delivering a perspective on how the country developed as a state in the early 20th century. Highly recommended.
Written 23 October 2019
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Elki_Pepi
Zurich, Switzerland44 contributions
Sep 2019
Apart from the typical temples, which are very nice indeed, I found the museum in the Winter Palace most interesting. I wouldnt have thought to see such exhibits of times long gone. Gives an interesting insight in feudal live … in other places such objects were irrecoverably destroyed
Written 21 September 2019
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Vinayak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan92 contributions
Aug 2019
The abode of last emperor or shall I say king of Mongolia. Not a very big palace but his collection of stuffed animals is impressive. I personally prefer the display in Choijin Lama museum which was built for his younger brother and is similar to this place.

Very few tourists but that is a big positive for me. We visited this on our walk back to the city from Zaisan memorial. If you are hungry, there are some very nice eating options just across the road.
Written 5 September 2019
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