Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Ulaanbaatar

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#2 of 23 in Museums in Mongolia
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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  • I've been to Ulaanbaatar since I had nothing to do with it. It's not well remembered. There are quite a few of these tamples in Ulaanbaatar.
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  • Once a monastery, this museum has retained an atmosphere of calm and serenity. The frescoes, sculptures and paintings are perfectly preserved. Also of note is the superb collection of masks and costumes. The whole thing still lacks a bit of explanation in English and you don't really feel museum side in this place nestled in the hypercenter of the city, between its modern office towers.
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  • The workers here were all very nice and polite and escorted us from building to building. They were able to answer our questions and were extremely hospitable. Thank you!
  • The musem wonderfull history
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