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Gandantegchenling Monastery

1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 7013 3159
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 7013 3159
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a temple in active use. Very interesting to hear the chanting, observe worshippers leaving offerings, and listen to the prayers. It didn't feel "touristy," it felt real.

Thank 12trvlgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

A resonable amount to see if you are in the area. Like many places in Mngolia an extortionate additional fee if you want to take photographs, which is annoying.

Thank gazzamuppet
Reviewed 5 days ago

this monastery was up the hill of one of the main roads. It is a practicing monastery and filled with monks and local people worshiping. I loved the huge pole as it was smooth by millions of worshipers touching it. our guide said it is...More

Thank koabug
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the most important and impressive Buddhist monasteries surviving in the world. Monks hold prayers every morning at 9 am, which are open to the public. Ancient works of art without compare here, including the largest Buddha in the world.

Thank Karl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, old buddhist monastery. In the centre of the capital city Ulaanbaatar. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokiteśvara.

Thank lubomirsvoboda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easily walkable from the city centre and has a few interesting buildings but is unfortunately in very poor repair.

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a free hour or two in UB this is a decent place to walk around and take pictures. Be sure to go to the southern entrance where you can feed the pigeons.

Thank Brendon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is reachable on foot. In the morning the locals gather for prayer. It is interesting to see between 8 and 10 a.m. Located next to a ger shantytown. Take a walk there and you'll get the feel of real Mongolia.

1  Thank Selena B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Gandantegchenling monastery is a lovely, calm and spiritual place, home to the Buddhist community in Mongolia. The buildings are intricate, the statuary gorgeous and the artistry beautiful. Well worth paying the fee for being able to take photos in the main temple. Walk through...More

2  Thank VirgoLady19
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A Buddhist Tibetan style monastery. Dubbed as "A Great Place of Complete Joy"at Dalkha Hill featuring the Giant 26m tall statue of Avalokitesvara (Boddhisattva Megjid-Janraiseg): the Lord who watches in all directions...Don't forget to visit the south end of the gate where you will enjoy...More

Thank bobiguzman
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2 June 2015|
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Response from AnneManila | Reviewed this property |
We didnt see the sign at the temple door so we didnt buy a ticket. My husband said, it is only a donation but we didnt give either.