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Reviewed June 3, 2019

There were the ruins, and there was the new monastery built nearby. The view from the monastery was very beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Yan L
Reviewed May 8, 2019

The road in is rough. The facilities are very basic. However, as a historic, scenic, religious, nature, and a fine and rare example of Rammed Earth in Mongolia, it is well worth a visit. If you are up for a good hike this is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

It's well worth a visit. Whether as part of a visit in it's own right, or as part of a longer hike, it adds reall interest and context for those hoping to understand a little about Mongolia's past.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank _joe_johnstone86
Reviewed September 22, 2017

The surroundings make for a nice photo opportunity as well as a exploration. As such, the monastery is very basic with no special attractions.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank meetisv
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

I found the views looking out from the monastery better than the monastery itself. On a clear day with the pines, the rocks and the hills it makes a stunning photo. Tickets were a bargain 1000T which included entry to the temple and a small...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Andrew M
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Carfull
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Mehmoodmewat
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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