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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  • This is a beatiful monestry but it was too bussy. Visitores, monks, tourists etc and also cars are allowed to go in and parc. I missed the silence  more »
  • Lovely place to visit. Though photo was not allowed inside, it was beautiful to be among chanting monks and worshiping locals. Many player drums. Must see.  more »
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