Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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#1 of 9 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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  • A lot of things to discover. We went there twice because the prayer of the monks was closed... must see with the monks. The Gandan Monastery is a very large complex comprising several temples, a Buddhist University, a college of traditional medicine and astrology. The monastery was previously located in the middle of the city, it was moved in 1838 by the 5 th Bogd Jozumbanda. The name of the monastery was changed recently and it is now named sign, which in Tibetan means: "great place of complete joy". The monastery is home to about 900 monks.
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