Aryabal Meditation Temple
Aryabal Meditation Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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marstar0109
Seoul, South Korea321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Visiting in late January with all the snow covering the surrounding mountains was just amazing. There was no one around. I mean NO ONE. It was so peacuful, so quite, the whole place felt like it nelonged to me. Not a single soul expect for me (and my guide). The suspended wooden bridge was a thrill haha Recommend to pay a visit!
Written 1 February 2023
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Linda G
Stony Mountain, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
110 steps but with it. Beautiful temple, vibrant colours in keeping with the fall leaves. The vista was expansive and panoramic. Added bonus is the "Turtle" rock formation is nearby as well.
Written 22 March 2020
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Ozgur K
Istanbul, Türkiye68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I visited the Aryabal Meditation Temple as part of a day-tour to Tererlj Valley National Park. The tour included Cengghis Khan Equeatrian Statute, Tonyukuk Turcic Inscriptions, Lunch at a traditional tent (Ger) with a local family, horseback riding, Turtle Rock and the temple. Temple is situated about a 30-minute walk on the hills with a phenomenal view of the valley. Great Buddhist temple recenty built but very well kept. This was a tour organized by Mongolian Guide Tours. (touristinfocenter.mn) My guide Munkhuu was phnomenal.
Written 22 September 2019
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Sumana
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Felt very peaceful inside the meditation temple. The view of the Terelj National Park was amazing from the temple.
Written 3 June 2019
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Noelle S
London, UK251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
After a short drive from our ger camp, around the corner and passed impressive rock formations (one looked like a turtle!) we made a short walk up a mountain to the Aryapala temple.

It is nicknamed the elephant temple as, from a distance, it looks like an elephant with it's long straight staircase up to the temple's body - which looks like the ears.

It is an abandoned temple, after the Communist era in Mongolia, but it is still a beautiful thing to see.

You can go the quick short cut way to the temple, or take the scenic route which has Buddhism quotes.

After a short bridge crossing (which is kinda like a super safe Indiana Jones adventure), you get to the temple, climb up and see the beautiful features. There's no monks because it is abandoned but it is somewhere that you can still pray and meditate if you choose.

The view is also super stunning and, if not religious, I think worth it to just see that.
Written 17 May 2019
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Aniko N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
It's my 2nd visit and always have an amazing experience. Give yourself time to see all surrounding area too.
Written 10 August 2018
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Offshegoesagain
Bibra Lake, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Aryabal Meditation Temple is perched high up in the Terelj National Park. Don't miss it, it's not far past Turtle Rock. The views are magnificent. There was a Western-styled Mongolian wedding photo-shoot taking place on the walk bridge when we were there, not unlike the mixture of east and west, old and new that is typically & currently Mongolia! It was rather interesting to watch the bride and bridesmaids in their ultra high stilettos trying to negotiate crossing the decrepit wooden sway bridge. The temple itself is the real treat at the top. It's a must see, after the must climb!
Written 21 July 2018
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Olivia F
Taguig City, Philippines56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Visiting Aryabal is appreciating Mongolian culture in its full detail. Look closely at the door knobs, the stupas, the ceiling art. You will find treasures that no guidebook can offer.
Written 13 July 2018
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Joseph J
London, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
This is a must do activity if visiting Terelj. The view from the top is outstanding at any time of year. 110% recommend.
Written 26 February 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This small but very nice temple is in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and just a bit past Turtle Rock. The road is extremely bumpy so be prepared. You will have quite a ways to hike up the road, past the bridge and then up some steps before you finally make it to the top of the hill where the temple is located. You will have to take off your shoes to enter but they do allow photographs which is rare in UB at an attraction. Make sure to take some photos when you are at the top of the temple as the views are quite spectacular.
Written 15 October 2017
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