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Manzshir Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

(4.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • between my visits to the monastery passed 12 years, 2004 and the year 2016. the road has not changed, the same horrible, may even become worse. from the parking lot to the ruins go decently, jump over the stones. Pleases the eye forest, but Brooks was less (((Ruins have not changed, but apparently tells every year lots of debris. Buddha stones certainly worth a look, but don't forget that you're a person, not a mountain goat, fall hurt so be careful, no security measures are not there, they have not even heard about it. so neither equipped up paths, no basic protections not. Feel wild tourist))). Advise from the ruins of the pass a little to the left and you will see another Buddha in stone, and you will be able to come safely and freely take photographs. Although rate nice valleys, and mountains up to the horizon, you can do having reached the top of the Buddha. I advise you to bring tea and eat, because there is no advise. You can also see the rituals the locals who go there specifically for this come.
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  • Taking an organized tour of the monastery area from Ulan Bator is a very expensive option at around $125. However, if you feel brave and intrepid, it is possible to visit the monastery by public bus a...  more »
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  • 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.
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