Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Ulaanbaatar

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Explore intricate carvings and elaborately decorated roofs in the heart of the city at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, a Buddhist monastery. Completed in 1908 by the Chinese and converted into a museum by the Soviets, the temple houses important Buddhist statues, including that of Sakyamuni and Choijin Lama made in the 18th century. The four-temple complex was occupied by the Mongolian Khan's brother, whose teacher was mummified and placed inside a statue here. With characteristic Chinese-style pointed roofs and one of the prayer halls in the shape of a yurt, the temple museum makes an interesting, serene escape from the city bustle. See Choijin Lama Temple Museum and all Ulaanbaatar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ulaanbaatar online sightseeing planner .
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  • We went there in winter. They opened each temple for us. It means they called each other with talki walki to prevent that we were moving. We could not take our time or be alone anywhere, outside or in...  more »
  • The shape of the roof was a Chinese Buddhist architectural style. The inspiration to the Buddhist culture is familiar with La, familiar feel special. The mix is to symbolize the Buddhist culture and it's a lot of people are interested in the history of religion at least once to visit.
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  • It is a small temple. 2 minutes ' walk from the Shangri-La Hotel. You can visit into the building and pay a few hundred yen. Family was like the private global element is strong, we didn't enjoy much. And souvenir shop in a small tent on the grounds, according to Mongolian artist paintings sell well. If souvenir shops but the tour inside the building is not necessary, at the reception thereof should tell staff free of charge.
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  • Magnificent temple and museum, a great example of Buddhist heritage of Mongolia. The traditional architecture and relics within make this temple worth the visit.
  • Good temple museum to visit. Worth an hour or two as it's close to the main square.
  • You can see the dynamic of historical building and modern buildings there. one of the should-visit places in UB.
  • Amazing ancient place along skyscrapers. Definitely worth to see.
  • Temple is located just behind the main square. There are around 5 smaler temples on the territory of the museum. It doesn't take long to check everything there. Also, get into gifts shop - they have some good handmade stuff.

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