Meet your guide at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar in the morning after breakfast. Start a day journey to visit a Buddhist temple located in the north of Ulaanbaatar city in 10 km.
Arrival at one of the oldest Buddhist temples: a place of tranquility and spirituality, surrounded by natural beauty. The temple may be a serene monastery or a picturesque pagoda, adorned with colorful prayer flags and sacred symbols.
Engage with a Buddhist Monk/Lama: Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a friendly Buddhist monk or lama, who will welcome you to the temple and provide insights into the principles of Buddhism and the spiritual significance of the temple.
Learn about Buddhist Traditions: Engage in a meaningful conversation with the monk/lama, who will share their knowledge about Buddhist teachings, meditation practices, and the rituals performed at the temple.
Participate in a Meditation Session: Experience a guided meditation session led by the monk/lama. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the temple as you explore the art of mindfulness and inner reflection.
Temple Tour and Rituals: Take a guided tour of the temple grounds, where you'll discover beautiful sculptures, intricately designed stupas, and ancient scriptures. Your guide and the monk/lama will provide historical and cultural context, offering a deeper understanding of Buddhism in Mongolia.
Witness a Buddhist Ceremony: If your visit coincides with a scheduled ceremony, you will have the opportunity to observe or even participate in a traditional Buddhist ritual. Witness the chanting of mantras and the offering of prayers, experiencing the spiritual ambiance firsthand.
Lunch: Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the temple, following the principles of Buddhist cuisine. Savor the simple yet flavorful dishes that reflect the reverence for all living beings.
Personal Reflection Time: Take a moment for personal reflection and quiet contemplation amidst the serene surroundings of the temple. The peaceful ambiance encourages inner exploration and self-discovery.
Return to Ulaanbaatar: In the later afternoon, optional hiking to the nearest mountain through the Ger district of Ulaanbaatar, take a glimpse of life in the neighborhood. Bid farewell to the Buddhist temple and the monk/lama, expressing your gratitude for their time and wisdom. Head back to Ulaanbaatar city center, where you can share your experiences and newfound knowledge with your fellow travelers.
Please note: Respect the temple's customs and traditions, dress modestly, and follow any guidelines provided by the monk/lama. It's customary to offer a small donation to the temple as a gesture of appreciation for the insights and experiences provided by the monk/lama. The temple visit and the interaction with the monk/lama can be adjusted based on your preferences and the temple's schedule. Flexibility allows for a more authentic and meaningful experience.
Meals: Lunch Drive: within 1 hr depending on traffic