Aglag buteel monastry


  • Beautiful landscaped statue gardens throughout the forests and hills surrounding the temple
  • Wonderful works of surreal and traditional Mongolian Buddhist art
  • Home of Purevbat Lama, one of the most influential figures in modern Mongolian Buddhism

Travel from Ulaanbaatar:

1 hour drive north of the city on good roads


Take walking boots to make the most of the area

Requires a good level of fitness - temple is situated on a hillside with a very steep initial walk from the car park

The walking trail across the hillside involves several passages through increasingly narrow caves and gaps (meant to symbolise a cleansing of sins and eventual rebirth) and finally through a very narrow passage that requires you to crawl face down to emerge. These caves and passages can be bypassed via a path to the side

Very few foreigners visit this temple so try and be sensitive to other visitors who may well be here for spiritual purposes