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. 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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  • Monks chant, pray for alms, bells, incense, Buddhists meditating is all part of the morning service. Donation of 4000 to enter complex is requested. Center has 7 colleges, library, temple, Buddha , pr...  more »
  • Yes the Monastery was destroyed by fire and the original buddha chopped up and sent to be used in the Soviet war effort. Yes the roof is leaking and the place needs renovation. Yes, there are better m...  more »
  • On a small slope, I reached this monastery. It's really beautiful, it looks like a monastery in Tibet. Although the original architecture has a history of more than more than 100 years of calendars, the building is now being restored. This is because in all parts of the world, after the collapse of breakdown, religion returned to the common people's mind. Unfortunately, the building is still in place, but many monks and couples have been persecuted by the old Communist Party government. Inside the monastery, there is a statue of a beautiful Buddha made of precious stone and gold.
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