Geser Sum, Utvtj Vob

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By decree of the Emperor of Qing Dynasty several monasteries of Geser were built in the beginning of 18th century in Mongolia in Khovd and Zavkhan aimags and Ulaanbaatar. These Geser monasteries or temples are dedicated to Guan Yu the famous Chinese military leader of the Three Kingdoms period in China. A memorial chapel dedicated to him is called Guan-Dimiao.
Guve Zakhar, a worshipper of the Blue religion (Chinese Taoist Buddhism) built this particular Geser sum, also known as West Geser Sum, in 1919-1920. It is located in the central part of Ulaanbaatar, on the south side of the hill with Dasgan Ovoo.

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