Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Ivolginsk

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Religious Site
Visit one the most important religious centers in Russia at Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), home of the country's top Buddhist leaders. Constructed in 1945, the building is relatively modern, but with the look and feel of a traditional Buddhist monastery. Explore the complex and see its collection of regional artwork, artifacts, manuscripts, and other cultural items important to the Buryat people. There are also many prayer flags and religious decorations scattered around the yard. Don't miss one of the temple's main features: the preserved body of the 12th Khambo Lama, still sitting upright in prayer. Put Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ivolginsk trip itinerary maker.
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  • This monastery is about 40 km away from Ulan-Ude center and center of the Russian Buddhism. Traditional style old buildings and temples are there. It is not easy to see Buddhist temple in Russia. Ther...  more »
  • I had the priviledge to visit in winter when the holiness of the site is more impacting than what one might experience in the peak tourist season of Summer. The guide was so informative about the natu...  more »
  • This place seems to lack the authenticity of other Buddhist temples I have been to. The coolest part is all the dogs that live there.  more »