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Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Ulaanbaatar
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Close to Genghis Khan Square and squeezed between modern high rise buildings and new developmets currently being built, is the beautiful and peaceful Choijin Temple. It is amazing that this little gem...  more »
  • A real gem stuck in the middle of glassy modern office blocks. Stuffed full of Buddha's, gods etc and every last centimetre is painted. I went on a Saturday afternoon and was the only visitor. Quite a...  more »
  • A quiet little corner, 100m south of the Talbai (main square). UB is a safe and friendly city, but mostly high rise and concrete, so this old lamasery provides an oasis of Mongolian culture and histor...  more »
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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.