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BOGD KHAN PALACE MUSEUM

BOGD KHAN PALACE MUSEUM
Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia
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BACKGROUND

In 1911, at the time of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China, the independence of Outer Mongolia was proclaimed. The monarch of the first independent Mongolian state was the eighth Javzandamba Khutagt, Bogd Khan, who lived from1869 to 1924. The spiritual leader and theocratic ruler of Mongolia lived close to the Tuul River in the Winter Palace, built between 1893 and 1903. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Bogd Khan Palace Museum was included on the World Monuments Watch in 1996, 1998, and 2000. In collaboration with Mongolian authorities and heritage professionals, WMF supported the restoration of two of the four buildings around the principal courtyard of the complex. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Dating from the Bogd Khan’s tumultuous reign, during which China, Russia, and Japan vied for influence over the new state, this palace is an irreplaceable and nationally significant site in Mongolia. (...)