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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  • Interesting for Buddhists. Breath of olden times, a bit neglected, but these and different holy place. Only with a guide!
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  • Could be more animated, c is a museum that is not so full c is good but in the Middle it is good to go for a spin but n is not always open
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  • A great complex of temples in the Centre of the city; It is incredible to see these ancient temples next to skyscrapers... The souvenir shop is one of the best and most authentic that you will find in the capital.
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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.
  • 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

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