Day Trip to Aglag Buteel Monastery
"Aglag Buteel Monastery"
Visit a Buddhist Monastery and enjoy its immaculate stone carvings
The Aglag Buteel is a Buddhist Monastery situated in picturesque highland overlooking the valley, about 100 km to the east of Ulan-Bator.
The monastery, surrounded by mountains and a pine forest, contains many works of art, such as wall paintings and pillars completed by a famous Mongolian artist.
Outside the temple, there is a walking path on the top of the hill with many stone carvings that provides spectacular views of the countryside. Granite rocks here have been carved as Buddhist statues, each having a symbolic significance. If you walk around, you will see intricate mythical animal carvings made out of wood roots and rocks surrounding the mountain.
After lunch in a ger, visit the meditation centre, and then enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and scenic surroundings during the guided walking tour around the monastery before you are taken back to your hotel in Ulan Bator.
Location: Mongolia, Ulan-Bator
Duration: 9 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Physical rating: Easy - Suitable for all