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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  • Stunning monastery with a courtyard filled with prayer bells. You can watch services here - no photography in the service. You CAN photograph the towering Buddha in the main temple. Just overall a ser...  more »
  • I've been into many countries which is quite buddhist as well. But this one had a very nice view of 13 meter tall buddha, and newly built monastery. Things i didn't like was they had cash register for...  more »
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