We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Migjid Janraisig Sum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Review Highlights
a gilded copper statue

One of the top attractions for tourists in Ulaanbaatar is the Gandantegchenling, the Gandan... read more

Reviewed today
Zurich, Switzerland
Calm and peaceful oasis in a very noisy city

I absolutely loved this temple, and found watching the worshippers fascinating. If they had... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Paisley, United Kingdom
Read all 147 reviews
All photos (102)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
1,5 KM north west of the Sukhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 9914 0669
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ulaanbaatar
from US$69.00
More Info
Reviews (147)
Filter reviews
79 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews prayer wheels impressive buddha amazing sight temple complex standing buddha gandan monastery worth a visit take photos buddhist monasteries thousands statues culture chanting ub camera visitors
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 79 reviews
Reviewed today

One of the top attractions for tourists in Ulaanbaatar is the Gandantegchenling, the Gandan monastery, and this mainly to see the 26.5m high gilded copper statue in one of the temples there. The statue represents Migjid Janraisig Sum, better known under his Sanskrit name: Avalokiteshvara,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I absolutely loved this temple, and found watching the worshippers fascinating. If they had provided seats or a bench to sit on, I would have spent more time inside. This is really a special place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank planestrainsevery
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Another Buddhist temple, with a stonking large Buddha statue inside, it's one of the biggest indoor statues in the world. Surrounding it are about 1000 smaller statues, each one slightly different. It survived the purges and has quite a bit of history. Not much else...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SSSputnik
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The statue is very cool. It is a rebuild as the original statue was destroyed many years ago (per what we were told on the tour). Is very impressive! It is inside a building with other statues and things to see. You do need to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jeff2Summit
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It was very interesting to see these Buddha statues and the crowds of believers lighting incense to honor Buddha. Seeing the real culture of another country is what travel is all about.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The Buddha was a sight to behold. It costs money to take photos inside and you will be watched like a hawk if you do but great for a very quick visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Formiga
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Amazing large central Buddhist statue centered in a complex of older buildings. Right in the heart of UB, easy walk from most hotels.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob F
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was the most amazing temple and summer school for young boys interested in becoming monks! The most impressive Buddha we encountered on our trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillieG46
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I have been visiting this for over twenty years. A visit gives the visitor a taste of Buddhism, its sights, sounds and smells.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dukha
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

That is so giant. I am 11 yrs old and that is so big god.πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜—in the place there is soo quite in it.outside you can take your picture cheap.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 67 nearby hotels
Puma Imperial
52 reviews
.00 km away
Novotel Ulaanbaatar
6 reviews
.21 km away
Guide Hotel
59 reviews
.30 km away
Zaluuchuud Hotel
46 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 353 nearby restaurants
289 reviews
.41 km away
Cafe Austria
37 reviews
.77 km away
BD's Mongolian Barbeque
276 reviews
.18 km away
Modern Nomads
314 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 240 nearby attractions
National History Museum
668 reviews
.76 km away
Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet
53 reviews
1.03 km away
The Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs
130 reviews
.81 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Migjid Janraisig Sum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines