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Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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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. For Gandantegchenling Monastery and beyond, use our Ulaanbaatar trip generator to get the most from your Ulaanbaatar vacation.
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  • just go for know more about the culture, I didn't like i don't know if they clean this place, when we went it was very dirty  more »
  • In the capital there are many things to see. And the few things that are worth seeing. You pay your entrance ticket but above all it pays to do the photos so much ... too!
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  • looks very old and not maintained. A few Monks around and thats it so for a few minutes to see and walk around fine but no more  more »