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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  • 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 »
  • One of the greatest historical palace museum. If you're travelling to Mongolia and especially staying in UB must visit there.
  • 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.

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