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Buddhist Temple (Budisky Khram), St. Petersburg
(4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Learn about buddhist philosophy, visit an astrologist, and explore the grounds of Buddhist Temple (Budisky Khram). Built in 1915, the temple and cultural center were constructed by Agvan Dorjiev with the permission of Tsar Nicholas II, despite opposition from the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1919, the Red Army vandalized the temple; although public worship resumed shortly thereafter, opposition to the Buddhists remained. Enter the temple and meet with one of the buddhists who maintain the site and cultural center, discuss their philosophies, and learn about their interpretation of the stars from a buddhist astrologist. View the memorial plaque on the grounds marking the events of 1938, when the monks on the property were gathered and killed as part of the purges initiated by the Stalinist regime. Walk through the surrounding gardens and sample authentic Uzbek cuisine at the popular on-site cafe. The temple is easily accessible via public transportation, but be sure to check opening hours before you visit. Take a look at our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Buddhist Temple (Budisky Khram) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Interesting architectural building with an interesting history. A cozy patio. You can go inside the temple, it is only necessary to remove your shoes. Only do not need to be conducted on all mutants from merchants inside the temple.
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  • Temple indeed rare for the European part of Russia. .. vintage ... the nearest metro station is the old village ... It is a pity that the architecture of the temple closes strongly fence. Note the memorial plaque on a nearby with the temple House (next to the wicket).. There names repressed Ministers. ..
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  • A year ago the first visited this temple (see review of the last year), this time specifically plan the trip added this place to once again visit the tour really liked it last time. Unfortunately, the tour was canceled due to the departure of Tsultim Lama. Decided with a friend, that we in the Church anyway, admire its architecture and soak up its positive energy. Hit the Khural-increased their representation on Buddhism, I was wondering. The believers of other religions at the Hural may not be comfortable.
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  • A hidden gem in the city. Tibetan style temple. Very well preserved.
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  • Join the ancient religions of the world. Interesting architectural structure. Free admission to events. In the temple!
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  • Never figured out how to get inside, but just go to the patio is nice. If still not noisy Highway nearby.
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  • This temple has a history. Built in the year 1900.1937 year came čikisty. In 1960 it was used as a radio station. The founder was arrested and imprisoned in tûrûmu. Vot Takaya istoriya Earlier by Temple went and knew nothing about the history of the temple.
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