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Bogd Khan Palace Museum

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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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This is a huge complex and very interesting too. The temples and pagodas are architecturally spectacular, mostly painted in green and deep red. The roofs are intricate in their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Bayan-Olgii Province, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This museum is a place of Javzandamba Mongolian's 8th Bogd khan. If you visit this museum, you will find out about his life and Mongolian history and culture.

Thank Erlan_Shakhabai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a huge complex and very interesting too. The temples and pagodas are architecturally spectacular, mostly painted in green and deep red. The roofs are intricate in their detailing. The buildings house many paintings, thangkhas, carvings and statues. It takes a while to go through them all and a good guide can be of great help here. The palace... More 

Thank Pahari
Suva, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very little information but few things to see. An average museum. Lot can be done to improve and include more historical items belong to last king.

Thank Iowane N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited this museum as part of an organised tour. It was built in 1903, and includes six temples. The last king of Monglia, the Bogd Khan, lived here with his queen for twenty years. The Bogd Khan was also known as the eighth living buddha. When the Bogd Khan died in 1924, the palace was turned into a museum.... More 

Thank Andrew M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The palace complex is just south of Ghengis Khan square and about a 25 minute walk, although buses run past the complex, too. The admission price of 8,000T is well worth it, but in order to take photographs, they insist on 70,000T!!! A ridiculous price. It's enforced, too. A guard will follow you round with an eagle eye, making sure... More 

1 Thank Jarko2015
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a nice place to understand the history and see the local handicrafts as well as some nice murals. Needs 45-60 minutes for a leisurely meandering through the rooms as well as the courtyard.

Thank meetisv
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We paid the hefty price in order to take photos, but shouldn't have bothered because, there were many parts where all photos were prohibited, That said , there are no postcards on sale of the palace interior either. First we looked round the Bogdi's visitor's rooms in the grounds which are beautifully painted and decorated and then moved on to... More 

Thank AlbertH-B
draper ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

While the palace museum looked very overgrown and in need of paint the visit was fantastic. Many of the museums in Mongolia either forbid interior pictures or charge a fee- wish they had postcards available of the items you saw but they don't. Displays had good English descriptions. Gift shop reasonable prices. Gentleman doing calligraphy in interior gardens was reasonably... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The library and monastery was nice but the house did not have as many personal belongings or touches as I had hoped. The outside buildings were very interesting and had an impressive set of Buddhas

Thank clunce
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautifully preserved palace / museum of Bogd Khan. It is very encouraging to see the efforts placed in restoring the Palace to its former glory. Situated in the center of UB the Palace Museum has a good collection of Buddhist artefacts, Costumes of the Khans, and the intricately carved and paintings. There main entrance to the Palace is in itself... More 

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