The Bogd Khan Palace is one of the most important monuments of Mongolian history and architecture. It was built between 1893 and 1906 and is composed of two parts:
For about twenty years, the Winter Palace had been serving as winter residence for the eighth Buddhist leader of Mongolia, the Bogdo Javzandamba Agvaanluvsan and his wife, Queen Dondogdulam. The door of the main temple is dedicated to the eighth Bogdo, leader of State and Church. It’s the last residence that still exists among the four residences where the last Bogdo Khan lived. The Palace was nationalized in 1924 then restored in 1961 and transformed in museum in 1974 under the name of Bogd Khan Museum.
Bogd Khan Museum houses a big part of the political and religious history of Mongolia between 17th and 20th centuries, and also artefacts created by the most important masters of that period, notably Zanabazar. More than 8000 objects are shown in the museum, 72 of them have a State certification because they’re unique or have a priceless value.
Are notably shown :
Each year, two religious rituals take place in the Bogd Khan Palace; during them the spirits of sky and water are worshiped.
The Winter Palace is located about 1,5 kilometres (0,93 mile) south Sukhbaatar Square. You will have to walk along Bayangol hotel, walk across Peace Bridge and then go on straightforward until Zaisan road crosses airport road. Here is Winter Palace.
The museum is open every day from 9 to 17. It’s closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.