Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
Visit a revitalized and restored Tibetan-style Buddhist compound at Gandantegchenling Monastery. Home to more than 150 monks, the suburban monastery features a residential area for religious practitioners, ornate temples, teaching centers, and a 26.5 m (87 ft) copper statue of Avalokitesvara adorned with 2,286 gems and precious stones. Although the temple escaped Stalin's mass destruction of religious institutions, worship restrictions remained in place until 1990, the end of Marxism in Mongolia. Wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees during your visit. Plan your visit to Gandantegchenling Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Beautiful place. You can see how Mongolian people pray and their rituals. Is a nice place to visit. You can read more about our experience around Mongolia travelling by our own.  more »
  • a very beautiful place near the Center, with a huge Buddha very strong local attendance the day we were there
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