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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  • I’ve been here multiple times and always leave telling myself not to come back! This is an active Buddhist monastery and has some interesting architecture but isn’t worth the time. It’s not very inter...  more »
  • Worth the visit. Buddha standing inside Temple very beautiful, turn the wheels, enjoy the peace. Pena q are you filling to pay all the time. These monks could live less for the money But is not to be missed the photo of the child Buddha is very odd
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  • This Buddhist Complex has had a turbulent history and is now being restored. We were able to move through the room while the monks were chanting their scriptures and being server butter tea, There was...  more »
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