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Erdene Zuu Monastery

After staying the night in a nearby Ger camp, I visited the Erdene Zuu (Hidden Treasure) monastery. It is possibly the oldest surviving Buddhist Monastery having been built in the latte 16th Century, located in the ancient Mongolian capital Kharkhorin, many of the original buildings have been destroyed. At the height of the monastery's activity, there were up to 300 Gers populating the plain inside the walls.The largest Ger's base stones can still be seen, it would have been 45 meters wide. As you walk through the imposing front gates, you enter into the expanse of green. It is amazing to think about how many people would have lived and worshipped here. The grounds are peppered with prayer wheels and statues and artifacts from through the monasteries history. Having survived the purge of religion from the country, Erdene Zuu is a priceless experience of Mongolia's faith and history. . . . . . . . . #travelbug #travelling #travel #explore #adventure #adventuretime #instapic #instagood #instago #instatravel #instaphoto #mongolia #asia #hiddenadventurer #bluesky #clouds #monastery #buddhist #travelblogger #traveltheworld #natgeotravel #gopro #goprohero7black #travelblog #travels #beautiful #offthebeatenpath #nature #naturephotography #explorer

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