Nomads’ Treasure: Inspiration of Ancient Mongolia and Buddhism

Nomads’ Treasure: Inspiration of Ancient Mongolia and Buddhism

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Day 1
Nation’s Capital - Ulaanbaatar
Day 2
Bayangobi/Ruins of Uvgun Monastery
Day 3
Kharkhorin/Erdenezuu Monastery
Day 4
Hustai National Park
Day 5
Departure
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Day 1
Nation’s Capital - Ulaanbaatar

You will be greeted by a professional Juulchin World Tours Team at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the one of the best quality hotels in downtown Ulaanbaatar. After relaxing from your flight, we start our first day exploring Ulaanbaatar, the nation’s capital.  Sukhbaatar square is a public square at the heart of the capital. Surrounding buildings include the Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace , and House of City Council. Our next stop is Zaisan Hill.  This hill provides a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. From there we will visit the National History Museum, famous for its excellent exhibitions beginning with Stone and Bronze Ages, Turkic and Mongol Empires, rise of Buddhism and communist regime. Then we will tour the Gandan Monastery, the heart of Mongolian yellow Buddhism. We will experience the influence of Buddhism in Mongolia and see the impressive 24m golden plated statue of Buddha; Megjid Janraiseg. This monastery is the largest and most important monastery in Mongolia with 500 monks. After dinner we will have an opportunity to shop in the State Department Store. Peaceful overnight and relax in the hotel.

Day 2
Bayangobi/Ruins of Uvgun Monastery

After an early breakfast, we  will drive to the Bayangobi. It is a unique place with many different forms of natural landscapes; Gobi sand dunes, forests, and rocky mountains. There are opportunities to hike in the small sand dunes and ride a camel.  In the afternoon, we will visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree which is 20 kms drive from our ger camp. The monastery is located in the majestic Khugnu Khaan mountains. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor; founded the Uvgun and Zaluu temples to honor his religious teacher. The soldiers of an Oirad nobleman Galdan Boshigt destroyed the monasteries and assassinated the monks in 1688. You will also have an opportunity to a visit horse breeder’s family and experience making airag, the Mongolian traditional drink made with mare’s milk, and riding a horse on traditional Mongolian wooden saddle. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 3
Kharkhorin/Erdenezuu Monastery

After breakfast, we have a full day of excursions around Kharkhorin, the ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery, main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of the Orkhon river in 1220. It was one of the stops along the legendary Silk Road for 140 years. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history. It was the capital city of the Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. For almost 800 years, people worship the Turtle Rock near the temple. Erdenezuu Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, a descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 stupas. For centuries it was a spiritual and intellectual centre of Mongolia. There is an extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, priceless religious objects, special costumes for Tsama religious dance and superb Buddhist iconography in true Mongolian and Tibetan style. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 4
Hustai National Park

After and early breakfast we will start our day trip to the Hustai National Park. On the way, we will explore forest and steppe landscape with cool temperatures, and many wild birds and flowers.  The national park lies in the foothills of the southern Khentii mountain range. This is the home of Takhi horses commonly known as Przewalski horses. These wild horses survive have been successfully reintroduced to their homeland after 40 years of near extinction. Currently, the number of Takhi has reached more than 170. We will then drive back to Ulaanbaatar-the nations’ capital. Overnight and relax in the hotel.

Day 5
Departure

Our cultural adventure in the central Mongolia is now complete and we end our unforgettable journeys by transferring to the “Chinggis Khaan” International Airport with the Juulchin World Tours Team. 

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