Manzshir Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Ulaanbaatar
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
With the backdrop of granite boulders and surrounded by trees of Siberian larch, Manzshir Monastery features remains of an 18th-century Buddhist structure demolished by communists in 1937. Scattered over the mountain slope, the remains include 17 buildings, some cave paintings, and carvings that survived the destruction. On old photographs, displayed in a restored building, you can see how the place looked before it was ruined. The reconstructed main temple serves as a museum, while the surrounding area offers hiking opportunities and scenic views. To visit Manzshir Monastery and other attractions in Ulaanbaatar, use our Ulaanbaatar trip planning app.
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  • Although guide books say this is in Ulaanbaatar, trust me, it is not. You will need to hire a taxi (return), which is best done via your hotel and agreed up front price. It takes 1+ hours to drive...  more »
  • There were the ruins, and there was the new monastery built nearby. The view from the monastery was very beautiful.  more »
  • Beautiful nature with great history
  • pretty view
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