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Manzushir Monastery

Monasterio de Manzushir
Monasterio de Manzushir

Manzushir Monastery — the imposing ruins of Manzushir Monastery lie just an hour’s drive south of the capital. Built in the 18th century by Buddhist monks, the monastery was destroyed in 1937 by communists, and today the ruins of this large stone temple stand within a forest of birch trees like a scene from a fantasy movie. Visitors to the Monastery can wander amongst the remains of the stone building to find paintings and carvings of Buddhist deities, a huge bronze cauldron that dates back to the 18th century, and see the way that nature has reclaimed this beautiful place. Entrance fee: 1,000₮ per person.