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

Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan

Богд хааны ордон музей (Mongolian)

博格多汗宮 (Chinese)
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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
Established 1893
Location Zaisan Street, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Coordinates 47°53′50″N 106°54′25″E / 47.897361°N 106.907°E / 47.897361; 106.907
Painted stone lion guarding one of the halls

The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan is located in southern Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on the road to Zaisan. It is now a museum. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences[1] of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia.

Built between 1893 and 1903, the Chinese style complex includes six temples, each one of them contains Buddhist artwork, including sculpture and thangka.[2] It is one of the few Mongolian historical attractions which have neither been destroyed by the Soviets or the Communist Mongolians.[3] 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]


  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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