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Migjid Janraisig Sum

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a gilded copper statue

One of the top attractions for tourists in Ulaanbaatar is the Gandantegchenling, the Gandan... read more

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saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
Calm and peaceful oasis in a very noisy city

I absolutely loved this temple, and found watching the worshippers fascinating. If they had... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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One of the top attractions for tourists in Ulaanbaatar is the Gandantegchenling, the Gandan monastery, and this mainly to see the 26.5m high gilded copper statue in one of the temples there. The statue represents Migjid Janraisig Sum, better known under his Sanskrit name: Avalokiteshvara,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

I absolutely loved this temple, and found watching the worshippers fascinating. If they had provided seats or a bench to sit on, I would have spent more time inside. This is really a special place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank planestrainsevery
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Another Buddhist temple, with a stonking large Buddha statue inside, it's one of the biggest indoor statues in the world. Surrounding it are about 1000 smaller statues, each one slightly different. It survived the purges and has quite a bit of history. Not much else...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The statue is very cool. It is a rebuild as the original statue was destroyed many years ago (per what we were told on the tour). Is very impressive! It is inside a building with other statues and things to see. You do need to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jeff2Summit
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It was very interesting to see these Buddha statues and the crowds of believers lighting incense to honor Buddha. Seeing the real culture of another country is what travel is all about.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The Buddha was a sight to behold. It costs money to take photos inside and you will be watched like a hawk if you do but great for a very quick visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Formiga
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Amazing large central Buddhist statue centered in a complex of older buildings. Right in the heart of UB, easy walk from most hotels.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was the most amazing temple and summer school for young boys interested in becoming monks! The most impressive Buddha we encountered on our trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillieG46
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I have been visiting this for over twenty years. A visit gives the visitor a taste of Buddhism, its sights, sounds and smells.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dukha
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

That is so giant. I am 11 yrs old and that is so big god.πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜—in the place there is soo quite in it.outside you can take your picture cheap.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C L
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