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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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It is ok to visit this place while you there. Fun to visit and like in this kind of areas where nothing other than dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is ok to visit this place while you there. Fun to visit and like in this kind of areas where nothing other than dessert.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Manzshir monastery is destroyed but there is some remains. But, its surrounding nature is wonderful just 55 kms south of Ulaanbaatar. If you love for hiking it is nice to see the summit of Bogd mountain for the view of Ulaanbaatar. It will take total 5 hours. By the way, there is a nice road from Manzshir to Tsonjin boldog,... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Locals love to go to this place for hiking, picnic, hang out. Beautiful landscape. Great place to go hiking for a day. Not much to see in the monastery itself. It is not a practicing monastery. Just old locked ruins.

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Beijing, China
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291 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Arrange with your guides to arrive on horseback (30min if you're comfortable each way) as the Mongolian horse is really quite unique. This beautiful site of ruins destroyed during communist era has still many preserved carvings and paintings, plus an exquisite view of the valley from the top

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The few remains and one small reconstructed temple of this once large mountain retreat of buddhist monks sit in on the hillside of this beautiful little park. Its just about an hours drive from UB - but you need to get out of the awful UB traffic first. Its usuallly a very quiet place and the short climb up to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Visited the Manzshir Monastery which was along the way during a horse trek. Camped in the woods and visited the monastery in the morning. It's a very quiet and peaceful place, there's not very much left except ruins and a small temple, with a few Buddhist statues and art. If you climb up to the rock carvings, you get a... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We drove to Manzshir Monastery on my last day in Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia. The drive took a long a long time, given the terrible traffic in Ulaanbaatar and the questionable road. The treed surroundings were beautiful. The monastery definitely NOT as great as Gandan. The museum on the site was small and housed stuffed animals of the area. The history... More 

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Petersburg, Alaska
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26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I like this monastery's setting better than Gandan's in the center of UB. There are the annoying ger camps just near the parking lot but you can escape the crowds in the surrounding park. When the leaves and the larch needles change in the fall it is just as spectacular as the summer blooms.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Our whole trip revolved around visiting Buddhist Monasteries so this one, a day trip from Ulaanbaatar, was well worth it. Visit the museum while your there, as they are separate.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

A monastic city that was destroyed in the communist purges (1937-9) - many ruined temples and one or two revived. Good place to go to be in the countryside and scramble up the mountainside behind the temple complex. Museum in nearby Sum Centre, Zuumod, has pictures of the monastery at its height before it was destroyed.

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