Walking south from the Chinggis Khan square, I shortly reached this Buddhist monastery complex.

I was amazed at the incredible detail everywhere inside – from the panels to the ceiling. The temple also houses an impressive museum with some fascinating artefacts, definitely worth dedicating a decent amount of time to admiring them fully.

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I can’t help but compare the temple to similarly styled ones in China – for example the style of the roofs. However, there are some definite differences worth looking out for – for example, the different creatures used for the roof charms.

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Definitely a must-see in Ulaanbaatar, and a great introduction to Mongolian culture.

 

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