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 .
Tours To Choijin Lama Temple Museum
Ulaanbaatar Explorer Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $152
Duration: 5 hours
1 Day City Tour with All-Museum Private Tour With Free Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 7 hours
Temple Tour includes FREE Concert ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $119
Duration: 6 hours
Choijin Lama Temple Museum Reviews
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 »
It is really great museum. Actually, it is a temple with a lot of old, ancient artifacts. I was really enjoying the visit. I am glad that I did not miss this. more »
A beautiful Mongolian temple built in traditional Tibetan Buddhism style. Well worth spending time in the main temple to see all of the wonderful pieces on display. You have to pay extra to take photos inside, which is a tad stupid, but you can sneak in the odd photo here & there. Make sure to look at the ceiling detail. Hell is depicted in one section.
Worth seeing, located in the middle of the city. Tourist friendly place, English translations of the boards were available. We got our names written in old Mongolian by a nice Mongolian guy.
Places to stay near Choijin Lama Temple Museum
Plan your trip to Ulaanbaatar
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
View all ›
Museums in Ulaanbaatar
Hidden gems in Ulaanbaatar
Historic Sites in Ulaanbaatar
Nearby attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Plans to Choijin Lama Temple Museum by other users
6 days in Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM ITALY May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America & United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in China, Thailand & Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM QATAR January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium