Choijing Lama Temple Museum

Choijing Lama Temple Museum is a unique showcase of religious art and the history of Buddism in Mongolia. This museum is a gem of the historical and cultural and cultural heritage of the previous century. The significance of Choijing Lama temple ensures that we must seek to maintain it in its original form. This classic work of our masters of the 17,18 and 19 centuries has many masterpieces to show to our visitors from abroad. Mongolian architects erected the temple between 1904 and 1908 in honor of the influential Lama Lubsanhaidav who was declared main protector of religion nad state Oracle of Mongolia. In some senses choijing acted as a shaman: where he differed was in his representation of the states as opposed to individuals. He was the 8th Bogdo Khan`s brother and he was born in 1871 in Tibet. He invited special teachers from Tibet to train Choijing lama to become a state Choijing, who then made a vow to protect the religion of his teachers. The monastery was active until 1938. According to the degree of the Peoples Khural, November 1941, the monastery was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments and was taken charge by the Committee of sciences in 1942. It was then turned into a museum. The museum is an ensemble of Buddhist architecture and consists of 5 temples and 5 arched gates. The works of the national clever masters of painting and sculpture are of great interest. In the main temple there is the sculpture of Choijing Lama and the embalmed mummy
of his teacher. It also contains the great coral mask of Begtse, created under the direction of protectors using over 6000 pieces of coral. Yadam temple and Amgalan temple contain rare artifacts made by the famous Mongolian artist and sculptor, Zanabazar. In total our museum has over 5000 items out of which 12 are unique nad 200 are particularly valuable. Between 1995 and 2000 our museum has toured many countries including the USA, France. Japan, South Korea and Holland. We have displayed over 100 items. We separated from bogd Khan museum in January 2000 and we have been working independently from this time to develop the Choijing Lama temple.

Time-table:
Winter : 10.00am-17.00pm/ 02 November-14 May/
Summer: every day – 08.00-20.00.
No day off

Source:http://www.mongoliatourism.gov.mn/

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