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Chenresig Temple

The Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Very nice place to visit, go in the morning

This is a part of the monastery complex and well worth the visit. Nice photo ops especially with... read more

Reviewed today
meetisv
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New Delhi, India
You must visit this place

This is the best place to learn about Mongolian national religion and gods they worship and the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Geminican
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San Jose
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This temple houses a 25-meter tall statue of the Buddha of Compassion, which replaces the original one that was taken to Moscow and destroyed in 1930.
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The Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed today

This is a part of the monastery complex and well worth the visit. Nice photo ops especially with locals as well lama. Join the religious ceremony if you have time.

Thank meetisv
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the best place to learn about Mongolian national religion and gods they worship and the rituals. This is a big complex with prayer wheels, monks chanting, large Tibetan goddess statue, and many more.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A lovely place to visit and an ocean of tranquility in a very busy city. Take time to spin the prayer wheels or to listen to the monks chanting. Whisper your wish into the Tree of Life and sense the true spirituality of this place.

Thank 41Brian72
Reviewed 7 February 2017

In the heart of UB, and part of a larger complex of Buddhist buildings that make up the the heart of Mongolia's religious resurgence after decades of Soviet oppression. As others have noted, arrive at the temple before 11 to enjoy listening to the monks...More

1  Thank Mir M
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Inspiring Buddhist monastery. Go at 9am to experience Tibetan chanting - a moving experience. Hundreds of prayer wheels.

2  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Definitely visit in the morning, ideally before 11:00am. The monks are at prayer, but the doors are open and visitors and pilgrims are welcome. From around 11:30am, the monks begin their private meditations (and their lunch) and you may be asked to leave, with doors...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This makes for a good short stop in your day trip. Go in the morning hours, good chance to interact with and photograph with locals, keep 30 minutes for a leisurely stroll in the compounds

Thank meetisv
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It is hard too believe that most temples were destroyed or used as barracks during the years that the sowjets called the shots but luckily this one remained and was expertly restored.

Thank Lucipara
Reviewed 4 September 2012

It is cool because it is in the heart of the city, but if you have been to SE Asia it is just OK. The grounds are in disrepair but the inside have some interesting relics

1  Thank Calif-Kiwi
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