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  Ongi Monastery in Dundgobi, Mongolia

Ongi Monastery

  1. Ongi Monastary is the ruin of a big monastery on the bank of the Ongiin River. Ongi monastery has 28 temples and other buildings on the south slope of the Rocky Mountain like Balsa country and stupas which are not broken. Ongi monastery had about 1000 lamas and it was destroyed during the Stalinist purges in 1930s.The ruins of Ongi Temple are found in Saikhan Ovoo soum of Dundgobi (Middle Gobi) province. It used to be a big Buddhist monastery compound built by Bari Yonzon Khamba Lamaist bishop at the Ongi river, a river that takes source from the Khangai Mountain range in Ovorkhangai Aimag (Province) and flows into the Ulaan Nuur Lake of Gobi.

    Getting There

            Length of the way: 540 km away from Ulaanbaatar to Ongi Monastary.

            
    Duration of the travel:  The road is dusty and the total hours to reach Ongi Monastary is more than 6 hours.

    Best Travelling Way

    Car Rental Service: There is no flight to Dundgobi aimag. So you can rent cars from Travel Agencies with drivers and tour guides. This would be the most suitable way to travel on your own.

    Activity

    Playing Mongolian traditional games,
     Hiking – Ongi Monastery,
    Horseriding,
     Camel Riding,  
    To visit nomadic family

    Horsecart trip along the bank of Ongi River

    On the Way Destination

     

    Tuv aimag
    Gobi Desert near to Ulaanbaatar

    Baga Gazryn Chuluu

     

    Main Visit Sites

    Ongi Temple
    Yangirtai Uul (Mountain with ibex and wild goat)
    Petrogram (ancient stone paintings)
    Extraordinary rock formation
    The ruin of Porcelain City of the 12-13th century

    Caves  of Monks Meditation

    On a Map

     

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