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Choijin lama museum

The Choijin Lama Monastery is composed of four temples that were built in the years 1904 to 1908. It is dedicated to Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, the eighth Bogd Khan’s little brother. It’s considered as one of the most beautiful monasteries of Mongolia. It ceased to be used as a place of worship in 1938 and became a museum in 1942. It was restored in 1960-1961.

Today, the Choijin Lama Museum is composed of four temples and four arch doors. It houses collections of sacred and liturgical objects, notably masks of ceremony for the tsam dance (religious dance). You will also admire paintings, sculptures, embroideries and masks dating back from 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


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