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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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1 Day Coach Tour of Manzushir Monastery Including Lunch
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A worthwhile trek

Taking an organized tour of the monastery area from Ulan Bator is a very expensive option at around $125. However, if you feel brave and intrepid, it is possible to visit the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Taking an organized tour of the monastery area from Ulan Bator is a very expensive option at around $125. However, if you feel brave and intrepid, it is possible to visit the monastery by public bus and on foot, but it's quite a trek. Ultimately, since the trek and the view is all there really is to experience, then I... More 

3 Thank Jarko2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We visited this site as part of an arranged tour. The monastery was built in 1733, but was destroyed during the political purges of the 1930's. One of the main temples was restored (Togchin Temple) in the 1990's, but it sits amidst the ruins of seventeen temple buildings. The fifteen minute hike to the temple begins at the entrance to... More 

Thank Andrew M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We drove there from UB in less than an hour. The last bridge looks fragile, but we saw a big bus use it safely. Contrary to some reviewers, we found lush vegetation and wildflowers. We love the hike above the monastery ruins, the huge granite boulders, the inviting little stream, and the views. The museum had some interesting old photos... More 

Thank Carfull
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this place 29 years ago and it was lush green with lots of water streams.This time it was real disappointment as the place was dry and hardly any water and limited vegetation.Needs conservation efforts.

Thank Mehmoodmewat
Hornbrook, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

The drive to the monastery alone is worth the trip because as you travel the 46k you find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and out of view of the city and civilization. The view from the rebuilt monastery is fantastic, and one could just imagine how it was to travel back in time when people made pilgrimages up there to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

After you spend hours and maybe days driving around a tree-less flat landscape, it was wonderful to climb up to the monastery and look down at a tree filled valley with snow capped hills in the distance. The structure itself is interesting while quite simple. It's a room probably 75' square in dimension with colorful depictions of famous clerics over... More 

1 Thank AndyENYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

I liked the place and the small museum. Steep climb if you go alle theway to the top. Good daytrip from UB.

Thank Paul S
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

The nearest historically sights and convinince to hiking place to Ulaanbaatar is this place. You can find some human stone, and ruins of the temples which left me unforgetable memory. I hiked to Tsetse gun peak with my friendly guide. I was glad with my choice.

Thank Mishelle247
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

it's worth to travel to this place south of Ulaanbaatar. especially the landscape is great and in the museum one get some impression how the monastery was before the destruction.

Thank ueli45
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

We came here to run from UB crazyness and we were not disapointed by the trip. It was quiet, almost nobody around, a feeling of being alone. And it is good after UB traffic jams. It is interesting to come to see the remainings of the temple and to hike a little bit around and on top of the mountain.... More 

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