Add Your Heading Text Here

Add Your Heading Text Here

Gunjiin Sum Temple Ruins

lee miller 47629 unsplash
mongolian men 016 1

Near Ulaanbaatar

Surrounded by a beautiful forest, this was originally a massive monastery constructed by a Mongolian ruler in memory of his wife in the 18th century.
In 1697, Dovdondorj, king of one of four Mongolian aymags in the 18th century, married a princess of Manchurian King Enkh-Amgalan. When the princess died after a long and happy marriage, the Dovdondorj king had a special temple built near Ulaanbaatar and buried her beneath it. The temple is an important piece of Mongolian architectural and cultural history from the 18th century. Only the main temple and some of the walls are still standing today.