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Ongii Monastery - Central Mongolia

Located in the province of Dundgovi (Central Gobi), the Ongi Monastery was one of the largest ones in Mongolia. Founded in 1660, it consisted of two complex spread over the northern and southern shores of the Ongi river .

In its heyday, it housed nearly 30 temples, four major Buddhist universities, and more than 1000 monks.

In the 30s, the Communist army destroyed the monastery, over 200 monks have been executed and most of the survivors were imprisoned or had to join special forces of repression. Others, who managed to escape, became nomadic herders or workers.

In 1990, after the democratization of Mongolia, three monks returned to the monastery where they had received their religious education over 60 years ago.

A temple and a small museum have been rebuilt.

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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia


Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.