Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei, St. Petersburg

(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Learn about buddhist philosophy, visit an astrologist, and explore the grounds of Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei. 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 Datsan Gunzechoinei and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Impression of the Jarama, primarily from both the architectural construction is very good. Interesting, unusual. Nice and cozy inside. When came all sat and waited for the beginning of a ritual. Not left, as there was no time. The only one that didn't like the presence of paid services, Buddhist "medicine". Like so. But on the other hand, the temple need something to live and enjoy this or not is a matter for each
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  • St. Petersburg Buddhist hram"Dacan Gunzechoinei." daily morning and afternoon prayers receive Community astrologers and tibetologist, regularly held at the request of the faithful public lectures on Buddhist philosophy.
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  • After visiting the wonderful place. temples Ivolginskogo and worship before the imperishable body of hambo Lama Jetigelova want to visit our datsan. We learned about its existence in Ulan-Ude. Friendliness and tranquillity we met in this remarkable Temple. And meal national dish butyat-Russian and Buryat. Cafe at the Buddhist temple. Recommend, you can pass it through Gorky Park behalf Kirova, admiring and this wonderful spot.
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