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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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  • The temple is just where the gur district starts. The surrounding areas are a bit rough, but the inside of the temple is gorgeous with a huge buddha. You have to pay a entrance fee and an extra fee to...  more »
  • Visited here back on 15 Oct 2012, it was freezing cold already in the mid of October. There are many pigeons inside along with palaces/temples that you can see to honour the Gods. It looks like if I'm...  more »
  • This is a great spot to escape the hectic life of the city and just take a moment to chill out. I enjoyed walking around and studying the architecture The actual Buddha stature is amazing. A once in a...  more »