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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. By using our Ulaanbaatar trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Choijin Lama Temple Museum and other attractions in Ulaanbaatar.
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  • Located in the middle of UB, you've got no excuse not to visit the Choijin Lama Temple Museum. Beautifully preserved frescos and silks from the twilight of China's occupation of Mongolia adorn every c...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit, with plenty to keep your eyes entertained. The statues and masks were the highlight, each different and interesting. The temples are ornate and the interiors well preserved, but ...  more »
  • wonderful exhibition of sculptures. very many parts. not to be missed. the legends of the works are not always sufficiently filled. but simple contemplation is worth it. the temple is near the Parliament Square, behind the hotel Blue Sky. Center UB. difficult to imagine that there is a temple that is stuck in the middle of buildings and one could go to two step without seeing...
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  • 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.
  • A nice place for tourists to visit. Very informative and guides are available. Not too expensive for 8k entrance fee too. Would recommend!
  • Such an old sacred place that you can see the way Choijin Lama lived and many other precious monuments and arts and master pieces of an old times
  • Tiny place but very well kept and meaningful if you are into Buddhism. Bonus small gift shop at the end.
  • Amazing Buddhist temple and museum of Buddhism in Mongolia. Worth visiting. Temperatures in winter are same as outside so don't expect warmth.