Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Alexander Mokretsov
Rawai, Thailand1,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum with some amazing pieces in their collection. The building itself is quite interesting. A wonderful place to spend some time and immerse oneself in Mongolian history and culture
Written December 4, 2023
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland3,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Entrance fee was just over 4 Euros, to see this Buddhist temple, Bogd Khan, of course the Buddhist ruler of Mongolia (I think).
Very well spaced out and a lot to see.
Great contrast between the very old and the very new, oh how modern Mongolia is a changing.
Worth a look, recommended.
Written October 14, 2023
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Masood K
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1,456 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The museum is in the heart of the city.
The construction of the same is done in line with some Buddhism preaching and practices.
The whole take may take couple of hours, if you are interested to know the history behind each section.
Written October 8, 2023
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Lee K
Prairie Village, KS1,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The cost is now 15,000 for foreign entry. A great place to visit but a knowledgeable guide is a must. Beautiful architecture.
Written August 13, 2023
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travelwithcarlo
London, UK2,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I was super impressed by this place, one of the most beautiful places in the city. It costs 8,000 for foreign entry and it’s well worth it. They do charge more if you have a camera.
The craftsmanship of the displays and more so the building is sublime, I spent an hour here admiring the surroundings. Well worth a visit.
Written August 28, 2022
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Tem M
London, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The winter palace had very interesting pieces like stuffed animals, cool gers and nice cutlery. The architecture of the building was too impressive but it was pretty unique as it was buddhist style.
Written August 16, 2022
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Mia Collins
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 January 13, 2020
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 12, 2019
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Rita C
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 6, 2019
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 November 24, 2019
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