Migjid Janraisig Sum, Ulaanbaatar

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Part of the most important monastery in the country, Migjid Janraisig Sum escaped destruction of the 1930s and offers a look at an impressive 26.5 m (86.9 ft) golden statue of Avalokitesvara. Bring your camera to snap a few images of this section of the monastery, one of only two areas where photography is allowed. Plan a Ulaanbaatar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Wonderfully atmospheric working temple with impressively huge internal standing Buddha. You'll be craning your neck to take it all in. There's a charge for internal photography.  more »
  • In the main building of the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator, statue of the goddess Janraisig is located the impressive and 22 m.
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  • My last day in UB I had seen and done some pretty amazing things but I wasn't ready for this I didn't know such an amazing Buddha was hiding there it took my breath away I donated into the charity box...  more »

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