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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  • A superb temple which houses a magnificent collection of objects whose splendid masks. Not to be missed.
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  • We really liked it. The people there are always many, can be good pofotkatsja. There is a souvenir shop. Images look unusual. Old buildings amid huge skyscrapers. Be sure to visit. There is a nice inexpensive cafe where you can relax.
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  • Amazing ancient place along skyscrapers. Definitely worth to see.
  • Great ancient place, although i dunno who gives permissions to these skyscrapers, but they are ruining the surroundings so much. Btw entry is not free! Adult: 6000 mnt Student: 3000 mnt Photography: 30000 mnt for 30min
  • 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.
  • Beautiful palace, traditional buddiest temple, nice architecture
  • Very peaceful place in the middle of a very busy city. Several temples to visit. The lady in the gift shop is very knowledgeable and has excellent English. Yes she will try to sell you stuff, but not at all pushy. Large selection of literature on Mongolian culture and history.

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