Mongolia is popular with its Buddhist monasteries and temples. For those traveling to Mongolia, a visit to monastery and temple is must do things. Even the country’s shamanistic traditions better known to the world, Buddhism has played and still playing an important role in shaping Mongolian history and culture. Therefore, we at GoGo Mongolia suggests our travelholic readers the nearest Buddhist monastery from the Ulaanbaatar city named Manjushri as a weekend getaway destination.
Manjushri monastery which is located in Tuv aimag, 43 km away to the south of Ulaanbaatar city, was established in 1733 by the sainted monk Luvsanjambaldanzan. Over time, the monastery expanded became one of the country’s largest and most important monastic centers with 20 temples and more than 300 monks. Religious ceremonies often involved more than 1000 monks. The lamasery housed a collection of valuable and rare Buddhist scriptures, including golden script on silver leaf.
– Pick-up at your hotel by car and guide.
– Drive to Manzushir monastery (50 km)
– Start hiking up hill to Tsetsee gun (top). About 3 hours (8 KM)
– Pick nick lunch provided by MGG but carried by yourself.
– Hiking back to the starting point in again about 3 hours.
– Visit Manzushir monastery ruins and the museum.
– Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and drop off at your hotel.
– Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel.