Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

3.9
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
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. Plan your visit to Gandantegchenling Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder site .
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  • If one wants to see a place in Ulaanbaatar, where Buddhism is practised most actively, then one has to go to the quite centrally located Gandantegchinlen Monastery ('the great place of complete joy')....  more »
  • Thanks to Russian cleansing of the Mongolian religion, there is merely a wooden stick left from the old ancient monastery  more »
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