In the early 1900s, between 1904 and 1908, the architectural, sculptural, painting assembly complex, the Temple of Choijin Lama, was built in dedication to Governor Choijijn Luvsankhaidav. The layout was designed and administrated by craftsman Lama Ombyn of Khuree. The Temple embodies the artistic minds and skills of approximately 300 of Mongolia’s finest craftsmen gathered from every province of the nation.
The temple, also popularly known amongst devotees as the “Temple of Governor Choijin Luvsankhaidav” and “Secret Tantric Temple” includes 50 monks, 5 temples, and 3 Jasaa. It operated actively until the communist purge which took place in 1937. They shut the Temple down and executed its monks. However, it was not demolished, fortunately.
In this museum of valuable idiosyncratic creation of Mongolian history, religion, culture, architecture, and artistic vision and skill, customary research and restoration take place. If you decide to visit the temple museum, be sure to dress warmly. There is no heating system in the buildings throughout the four seasons. The temperature is controlled according to the cold climate to preserve the precious ancient creation.
If you consider coming on this journey to the land of nomadic religion, we promise, you will experience works of art and unravel the secrets of this magical place. Apart from experiencing the mounted displays in natural light during the hot summer season of July, you will have the honour of enjoying an exquisite ethnic concert as well.
Source: Ulaanbaatar Dynamic City With Nomadic Soul