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Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
The largest and the oldest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, Erdene Zuu Monastery stands as an impressive World Heritage Site. Completed in 1586 by Abtain Sain Khan who embraced Buddhism as a state religion, this fortified monastery features long brick walls with 108 white stupas, a brick main temple painted white with gilded medallion ornament,s and Chinese-style tipped pavilion roofs with green tiles. Closed in 1937 and reopened as a museum in 1965, the monastery became religiously active in 1991. Watch monks performing their daily rituals and observe the panorama of the endless steppe from the monastery. Work out when and for how long to visit Erdene Zuu Monastery and other Kharkhorin attractions using our handy Kharkhorin vacation builder.
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  • We had a great guide at the museum who explained the various artifacts and answered questions about Buddhism and the history of the site. We were also able to sit and listen to the monks chant some of...  read more »
  • Believed to be the oldest monastery in Mongolia, this 'jewel temple' as it was known is just outside the city of Kharkhorin. Now surrounded by a wall with white stupas embedded along its length and br...  read more »
  • Many ruins of the ancient city Karakorum feel, not at this temple once how big city was. Remaining walls and no little building is the Temple of Buddha statues are impressive.
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  • Beautiful place with long and rich history.
  • Aylal
  • awesome place
  • Dada
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