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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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  • Arrived early before 9am in time to see the lamas arriving to conduct their daily ceremony. Very interesting monastery with so much going on, especially the locals from the countryside in their tradit...  more »
  • A great place where you can experience the local culture and Buddhism. Inside the Monastery established in the 20 metre high statue of Buddha. At the weekend a lot of local people and tourists. Recommend all guests to visit this place.
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  • We actually went for a family blessing. The Lama made notes of our names and dates of births. Using his booklet he predicted health and wealth for some. Nyamaa and Zulaa both had to perform two little...  more »