Ongi ruined Monastery

Ongi ruined monastery complex is located halfway from any traveler’s journey to and back from the Gobi and makes a very convenient if unique spot.

Ongi ruined Monastery
Ongi ruined Monastery

The small temple of the ruined monastery complex, which was reconstructed in the 1990s, is a must-visit destination. The complex housed over 1000 lamas once since 1660 settled by both banks of the Ongi River. It said 4 Buddhist universities were running their own activities over the years.

The whole complex was destroyed and over 200 lamas were executed and others imprisoned by communists in 1939.

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