"Ulaanbaatar - Dashchoilin Monastery" Mongolia Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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This monastery in the northern part of the city centre was originally built at another location in 1890, but was destroyed in the late 1930s. The monastery was recently moved into three huge concrete gers that once formed part of the State Circus (the main entrance gate has a date of 1990 on it but I don't know if this is when it was moved here). There are plans afoot to expand the monastery to include a six-storey building which will house a 17m-high statue of Maidar. So far, the only part of the statue to exist is the 108-bead rosary, donated by monks from Japan (each bead weighs 45.5kg, making it the largest in the world).

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  • Written Sep 27, 2008
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