Manzshir Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
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 and other attractions in Ulaanbaatar, use our Ulaanbaatar trip planning app .
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  • September 22, 2017
    The surroundings make for a nice photo opportunity as well as a exploration. As such, the monastery is very basic with no special attractions.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    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 »
  • July 8, 2017
    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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  • June 28, 2017
    Wonderful place.
  • October 8, 2016
    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.
  • February 4, 2017
    this is kind of historical place in Ub city also u can get fresh air while doung the jogging on weekend with hiking clubs
  • January 19, 2017
    Simply the best day hiking destination near UB.
  • May 13, 2016
    historic landscape in middle of beautiful nature

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