Uvgun khiid

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Uvgun khiid,Turyn khiid,Uvgun khuree,

Rinchen Number :

Type of Temple :
Monastic City

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Mandal ovoo sym

Old Aimag Name :
Tusheet Khan

Old Sum Name :
Govi tushee gunii khoshuu

Description of location :
The site of Ovgon khuree is located 60Km to the north of the sum centre, up the Ongiin river. It is near Ulziit Ovoo, on a right bank of the Turyn river, which is a branch of the Ongiin river. Chandmani mountain is on the right side, Delgerkhangai mountain is on the north-east side. Ongiin KHoshuu khiid is on the east bank of the Ongiin river.

GPS readings :
North 45° 08’  East 104°  06’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 500 Side2: 500 Side3: 500 Side4: 500 Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
A corner of a temple remains on the Ovgon khuree site, and the rest is all gone. The construction was built with blue raw bricks. There are many broken pieces of vases at the site.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: early of 1840 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:001
Огноо нураагдсан:: 1830 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:001

Old monastery/temple revived:

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
not clear
not clear

Notes :
Ovgon khuree is the initial location of Ongiin khoshuu khiid. Ongiin khiid was further north and at some time moved here. The monastery was burnt down by Chinese soldiers and after 30 years the monastery was moved to the bank of TUryn river part of the Ongiin river. But then in 1937 the monastery was destroyed by people’s government. An elder called Palam shared this information with us.

Form Number :
ӨГМО 002

Survey Team :
Team E

Газрын зураг / Map