We walked past a few temples, strolled the market and took a few pictures. If you have the chance be sure to sample some of the Horse Milk beer/alcohol they have for sale int he... read more
This pagoda is quite unique in Mongolia. The style is from Indian Buddhism....
This pagoda is quite unique in Mongolia. The style is from Indian Buddhism. Although it is called the "1000-Buddha Pagoda", there are actually some 1563 carvings of Buddha on its exterior walls.
Inside the Pagoda there is, sadly, nothing at all - it was all stripped-out and destroyed in the Cultural Revolution.
However, the empty interior has been used to display an ancient stone-carved Mongolian Map of the Cosmos - on Buddhist principles. Another copy of it is outside, set in the walls of the Pagoda grounds.