Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
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 you keep your camera in your pocket if you haven't paid. The irony is that inside the various pagodas, photography is not allowed at all. In fact, you're just paying the exorbitant amount to take pictures of the grounds.

Regardless of the photography issue, this is a very interesting complex. The summer palace is Chinese in style and and many pavilions with interesting exhibit, although one was under renovation when I visited in Sep 2016. The winter palace is a fairly ugly, Soviet built building just over 100 years old, but contains some really interesting furniture, costumes and artefacts.

Definitely a must see in UB but good luck getting any free pics!
Written September 9, 2016
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232DavidW49
Los Angeles, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
Fabulous collection of religious objects and the personal impedimenta of the last Bogd Khan (mountain king). The clothes are exceptional as are the idiosyncratic collections of stuffed animals and birds in the old Russian style palace building.
Written July 14, 2015
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EasyJourney
Larnaca, Cyprus76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Business
Well worth a visit. Plenty to see inside including lots of costumes.
Quite unique, Easily accessible in Ulaanbaatar.
Written October 20, 2012
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Xavier Jimenez
Mersin, Türkiye112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
In this palace lived the last mongol king and queen.
Now is a museum that hold some interesting artefacts and the buildings inselfs are beautiful
Written July 3, 2019
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SSSputnik
Perth, Australia172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Although also run down this home (old palace) contains many items belonging to the last Khaan and his family. You certainly get a feel for what it must have been like back then and the collections range from the whimsical to the bizarre. Go take a look.
Written November 5, 2018
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melissarane
Cincinnati, OH132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Very interesting history and nice artifacts. Yes the palace has some beautiful doorways, but don’t expect to be overwhelmed by a grand palace - that’s just not Mongolia-style. We spent about 1.5 hours there including photography and going through the relics at the winter palace. That is plenty.
Written October 6, 2018
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Mikenru
Moscow, Russia25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I was very impressed with temple and stuff inside. Khan's palace inside is quite small, contains not so big amount of exebits. So, I was disappointed in the beginning.

Wooden temple is really amazing.

On the minus side, there is very unreasonable price for making foto. (20$) even without flash
Written June 24, 2018
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Kathy0619
Lady Lake, FL261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This indoor/outdoor complex has a lot of really precious artifacts from the fairly recent Bogd Khan era. Although there were no English explanations, the icons, art work and artifacts are fascinating. Np photos allowed inside.
Written September 14, 2017
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Dear Kathy0619, Thank you for your review and for visiting our museum. We're glad you enjoyed the artifacts, icons, and art. We apologize of there weren't sufficient english explanations, we are working accordingly to provide better display boards, texts and information before the upcoming 2018 Summer Schedule (April 15, 2018). We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the indoor photography tax. We are instructed by the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sport to charge thusly to prevent damages caused by camera flashes. We are currently working on reducing the indoor photography tax price for flash cameras and removing the indoor photography tax for mobile phones without flash, which is estimated to be in effect before the end of the 2018 Summer Schedule (September 15, 2018). 
Written January 17, 2018
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AnyaOgorodnikova
Irkutsk, Russia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Lots of Buddists artefacts. When tired of them go to the winter palace where you can see how Bogd Khan, the last emperor of Mongolia lived. It is an astonishing story.

Very high price for taking pictures in the museum - 50 000 MNT.
Written September 6, 2017
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Dear AnyaBelova, Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the indoor photography tax. We are instructed by the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sport to charge for photographs to prevent damages caused by camera flashes. In response to the many suggestions we have received regarding the indoor photography tax, we have since lowered the price to 25,000 MNT (10 US).
Written July 31, 2018
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Suvam
Taipei, Taiwan68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The Soviet regime in Mongolia had destroyed most of UB's historical edifices and landmarks. Arguably one of the major remains of the pre-Soviet era. It's worth visiting if you are travelling to UB and the Museum of Bogd Khan in the compound is quite appealing. It's a mix between a Buddhist monastery and royal lavishness. If you are visiting the Zaisan memorial then you can take a one km walk from the foothills of the monument to reach the palace compound.
Written August 15, 2017
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