Tuvkhon monastery in central Mongolia
| | |

Tuvkhon monastery in central Mongolia

The Tuvkhon monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. This monastery is located in central Mongolia between Uvurkhangai and Arkhangai provinces on the top of Shiveet-Ulaan mountain. The Tuvkhon monastery first established in 1654 by 14 year old boy Zanabazar. Earlier when he first noticed this flat place in 1648 he built a small wooden cabin for meditation. Later in 1996, the monastery registered as a UNESCO world cultural heritage. As location of the monastery is on the top of the mountain there is no road drive up, so visitors need to hike up 5 kilometers to reach the monastery temples. Monastery includes 14 small separate temples and charms with its unique geo-location. There is geological formation “womb cave” nearby behind the temple which could another excellent hike for you.

Tuvkhon monastery in central Mongolia
Tuvkhon monastery in central Mongolia
Womb Cave
Womb Cave