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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  • Arriving here it comes a bit as a surprise to find this former State Oracle Temple with its traditional tile roofs all hidden among some of the highest and most modern skyscrapers of central Ulaanbaat...  more »
  • So, Mongolian Buddhism is a bit of a mish-mash of traditional Buddhism and shamanism. They have some pretty scary gods in this place to go see. Worth getting someone, (guide) to explain it to you. Ser...  more »
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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!
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