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Manzshir Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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With the backdrop of granite boulders and surrounded by trees of Siberian larch, Manzshir Monastery features remains of an 18th-century Buddhist structure demolished by communists in 1937. Scattered over the mountain slope, the remains include 17 buildings, some cave paintings, and carvings that survived the destruction. On old photographs, displayed in a restored building, you can see how the place looked before it was ruined. The reconstructed main temple serves as a museum, while the surrounding area offers hiking opportunities and scenic views. To visit Manzshir Monastery on your holiday in Ulaanbaatar, and find out what else Ulaanbaatar has to offer, use our Ulaanbaatar vacation generator.
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  • I found the views looking out from the monastery better than the monastery itself. On a clear day with the pines, the rocks and the hills it makes a stunning photo. Tickets were a bargain 1000T which ...  more »
  • Nice but not a must, especially if you are staying for only 2-3 days in Ulaanbaatar (there are definitely places of interest that I would give priority to town).
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  • The monastery is located in the listvennichnom forest at the foot of the mountain Bogd Khan, at an altitude of 1800 metres above sea level. At the foot of Mount votknuta a pair of stone idols. Currently, the monastery was taken under the State protection, but recovered only one temple. Kind of like for a while, but the Museum was opened in mid-September 2016 it hasn't worked. In the courtyard of the Museum installed a huge bronze cauldron made in 1728. On a cliff above the monastery there are several rock paintings depicting Buddha and Tibetan inscriptions. Paint faded with time, but figures are still quite visible. On the territory of the once thriving complex walk cows and zasirajut abandoned monument of architecture and religion. Over the monastery in Mount organized about, which can be reached by a footpath between large boulders. If you are lucky, you can see the local fauna-marmots, in addition to money remaining in place of sacrifice, it is possible to meet and fruits, sweets, milk cups, pieces of local compressed green tea tied to stones khadags tied.
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  • Wonderful place.
  • About an hour outside of town, Manzushir Monastery is a location that reminds you of the enduring strength of Buddhism in Mongolia, as well as the Communist efforts to remove it as a factor in the life of the people. The site is lovely - a nice walk in from the car park/parking lot, a small older museum on site with wildlife displays. Some are tatty, but it is an interesting building - and for less than 50 cents admission, worth the visit. The same 50 cent admission gets you into the temple museum further up the hill.
  • this is kind of historical place in Ub city also u can get fresh air while doung the jogging on weekend with hiking clubs
  • Simply the best day hiking destination near UB.
  • historic landscape in middle of beautiful nature

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The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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