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26 Feb 2018
“An interesting spot...”
22 Sep 2017
“An average outing, not for a stand alone visit”
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Reviewed 26 February 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.

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 22 September 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.

Thank meetisv
Reviewed 20 July 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

1  Thank Lee P
Reviewed 13 September 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

10  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 8 August 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

1  Thank Carfull
Reviewed 18 June 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
Reviewed 6 June 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

Thank 96044UB
Reviewed 26 May 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....More

1  Thank AndyENYC
Reviewed 9 October 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...More

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