Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan

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Coordinates: 47°53′51″N 106°54′24″E / 47.89750°N 106.90667°E / 47.89750; 106.90667

Bogd Khan Palace Museum
Богд хааны ордон музей (Mongolian)
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One of the gates of the palace
Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan is located in Mongolia
Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan
Location within Mongolia
LocationZaisan Street, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Coordinates47°53′50″N 106°54′25″E / 47.897361°N 106.907°E / 47.897361; 106.907
Collection size8,600 exhibits
Visitorsaverage of 40,000 annually

The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan or the Bogd Khan Palace Museum is a museum complex located at the Green Palace of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed located Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia. Alongside being the oldest museum, it is also considered as one of the museums with the biggest collection in Mongolia; the palace is the only one left from originally four residences[1] of the Bogd Khan. The Bogd Khan Palace Museum is a museum complex in the Green Palace of Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, the last king of Mongolia VIII. One of the oldest and most valuable museums in Mongolia.

Painted stone lion guarding one of the halls

Built between 1893 and 1903, the complex is one of the few Mongolian historical attractions which have neither been destroyed by the Soviets or the Communist forces.[2] With the Winter Palace, the Gate of Peace and Happiness, the Cooling Pavilion as well as 6 temples, each containing Buddhist artwork, scripture and thangka [3], such as Naidan Temple and Makhranz Temple, the palace complex consists of a total of about 20 structures; the museum has about 8,600 exhibits and receives over 40,000 visitors annually. 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 given to the Khan by Russian Tsar Nicholas II, and also a jewelled regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant,[4][5] it currently runs its operations under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia.


  1. ^ Majer, Zsuzsa; Teleki, Krisztina. "Monasteries and Temples of Bogdiin Khьree, Ikh Khьree or Urga, the Old Capital City of Mongolia in the First Part of the Twentieth Century" (PDF). Budapest: Documentation of Mongolian Monasteries. p. 36. Retrieved January 30, 2009.
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  4. ^ Museums to Highlight
  5. ^ Kohn, Michael Lonely Planet Mongolia 4th edition, 2005 ISBN 1-74059-359-6, p. 63

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