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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  • When in UB you should take out 10-15 mins. just to walk around this old buddhist temple complex which is only a five min. walk from the central Djengis Khan Square. It offers great views of old... 
    When in UB you should take out 10-15 mins. just to walk around this old buddhist temple complex which is only a five min. walk from the central Djengis Khan Square. It offers great views of old...  more »
  • This temple museum is in the middle of downtown Ulaanbaatar just a short walk from Sukhbaatar Square. The complex was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, (the state oracle and brother of the Bogd....  more
    This temple museum is in the middle of downtown Ulaanbaatar just a short walk from Sukhbaatar Square. The complex was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, (the state oracle and brother of the Bogd....  more »
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  • Absolutely lovely place to visit if you have 30minutes to spare for yourself and national heritage!
  • Nice and holy temple for prayers.

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