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  Manzshir monastery overlooking the valley
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46 KM south of Ulaanbaatar is the Manzshir Monastery. The monastary, established in 1733 had more than 20 temples and housed 300 monks. During the Stalinist purges of 1932 the monastery was reduced to ruins.
The monastery lays in the Bogdkhan Mountain Protected Area, where the wildlife is protected from hunting.
They told us , that in Mongolia every year nearly 500 people are coming to hunt, paying $ 25.000 for 14 days, also allowed to hunt snowleopards.
We didn't see any wildlife, but we enjoyed the scenic valley with streams, pine and cedar. trees..

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2003
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