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Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia

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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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  • It is a spectacular Monastery located in the steppes of the Karakoram. Surrounded by white walls and stupas around the fantastic landscape of meadows and white walls. The Center is a three Temple. Exhibition is located next to the building of the temple, there is also interesting. On the wall a huge white stupa. Building of the magnificent Tibetan Buddhism is very helpful.
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  • If you happen to plan a visit in Mongolia, you shouldn't miss this monastery, situated in beautiful surroundings. The visit is exciting and we had the opportunity to attend a buddhist ceremony.  more »
  • The most beautiful Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. There is little to say but only to visit! Huge, containing statues, thangka and mandala of fine workmanship!! To see absolutely
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  • Historical heart of Mongolians. Former Capital of the Greatest and Largest Empire.
  • Quite place ideally for meditation. If you are lucky enough you will see a service run by kids. You can climb on the neighbouring hill and take awesome photos of the valley.
  • Worth the visit! Had a wonderful derail guide and the exhibits are very interesting and helpful to understand the history and the great religious and commercial importance of Karkhorum
  • Bring a guide. Lots to learn here. If you like vengeful gods, some great paintings and statues.
  • It's a smart art collection more than a buddist temple

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