BUTEEL MONASTERY: This temple is located 100 km
away to the north-west of Ulaanbaatar on the mountainside of rocky and woody mountain. When you arrive at the temple,
the first thing you see is blue, white, and orange colored stupas which
represents Mongolian 3 deities of the Root. Blue color represents the
Ochirvaani deity whose role is to protect Mongolian land and people, white
color represents the Janraisag deity who protects people from any sufferings
and danger, and orange represents Manzushir deity who honors the mind.
There is paved road until the
mountain skirt, then there’s a hiking trial to the temple. There are symbols of
temple’s protective deities made by using unique formation of rocks and stones
which is created like the animals from Buddhist legends.
There are 2 nature rocks sticking
out of the ground inside and outside of the temple, and those first found when
people were starting to build the foundation of the temple. They left those
rocks as it is because when they tried to cut and remove them sudden wildfire
started and they thought it was nature’s warning of not to affect those rocks.
Fairytale like animals in this
temple was made by G. Purevbat, who had the idea of building this temple. He used his collections
of nature’s unique shaped rocks, tree roots, and other unique things to create
these animals where he first saw them in his meditation dreams.
On the second floor of the temple
there is museum called strange things where there is Purevbat’s collections of
strange animal’s real exhibits. For example, there is an anaconda’s skin, giant
crocodile’s skin, 1 skull of unicorn, 4 horned ram, 6 horned antelopes, 1
horned mountain goat, 6 horned pig, 5 headed fish with their description of
where they found.
After visiting the temple and the
museum, travelers can hike by the hiking trails where they are able to see
weird shaped different natural rocks and trees.
ONE DAY TOUR: AGLAG BUTEEL TEMPLE
Hiking tour (By car 200 km,
09:00 – 18:00)
- Drive to Bornuur soum of Tov province. (By car 100 km)
- Hiking to the Garid mountain (1860m ASL) for 2 hours.
- Visit to Aglag buteel temple museum.
- Picnic on the Garid mountain.
- Sightseeing around the
mountain and going to the parking.
- Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city.
- 1 pax: 150 $
- 2 pax: 90 $
- 3 pax: 70 $
- 4 pax: 60 $ per
Including: Lunch, chauffeured
vehicle, gasoline, interpreter
fees for monasteries, entry fees for museum, tax
for national park & road
& photo taxes, drinks, emergency
land rescue if required, personal
items of purely nature, tips etc ….