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Gandantegchenling Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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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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  • On our visit it was quite busy with local worshippers. There was a service in progress and we watched from the rear of the temple. There were a lot of old and young monks taking part. Felt free to... 
    On our visit it was quite busy with local worshippers. There was a service in progress and we watched from the rear of the temple. There were a lot of old and young monks taking part. Felt free to...  more »
  • We visited on a particularly busy day but we’re still able to walk around the complex and monastery. Quite peaceful despite the many visitors this day 
    We visited on a particularly busy day but we’re still able to walk around the complex and monastery. Quite peaceful despite the many visitors this day  more »

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