Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Mongolia

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Amarbayasgalant Monastery or the "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity", is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest.The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu Yongzheng Emperor to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia and a spiritual mentor to both emperors' ancestor, the Kangxi Emperor. Tradition holds that while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasqulangtu, playing on the steppe. They were inspired to build the monastery on that very spot and to name it after the two children, Amur-Bayasqulangtu. More likely, the location was chosen because it stood at the place where the lama’s traveling Da Khuree was encamped at the moment of the his death. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred there in 1779.
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  • The temple was founded in the Qing Dynasty Yongzheng years, the history of many wars and the revolution of the anti-religious revolutions, in fact, there have been some broken inside the temple, but this does not affect the temple of the grave and historical meaning! There is a tall tower in the temple, with iron nails on all sides of the tower, the Mongols believed in the diamond into the tower, and put the iron nails on the walls of the four towers, and looked outward from the tower to a golden pillar, and after a pious prayer climbed out of the small tower, they could cleanse their sins and regain their new life.
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  • After a long and tiring journey we arrived in this magical place, where there is this monastery with red walls, preserved well enough. A very young monk ushered us and guide, was really interesting.
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  • At the bayuunbaren gas-station, I asked directions… in the dust of my car it got written 12 km and 35km… and indeed after 12km there was a sign in English/Mongolian Amarbayasgalant Monastery 35 kilome...  more »
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  • This is a definite must see Monastery if you come to Mongolia. About a 5 hour drive from Ulaanbataar and 35 kms up an unpaved road. The monks living in the housing to the right of the Monastery have keys and will open it up for you.
  • One of the best Place on the Earth
  • I have been there once. Its very attractive monestry. People should go there
  • Amarbayasgalant monastery is one of the few who escaped from destruction of the Stalinist purges of 1937, after which remain only the buildings of the centrale.la section most of the heritage was destroyed only a few pieces was saved and hidden by monks. I had the chance to stay at this monastery. Beautiful experience. PS read a little hard
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  • Made by the Chinese temples shall have a similar atmosphere of grunge domestic Temple and so. The temple is at the back of the wish tower are happier and healthier.
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