"VISIT THE GANDANTEGCHENLING MONASTERY" Ulaanbaatar Things to Do Tip by DennyP

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  MIGJED JANRAISIG WITHIN THE MONASTERY ULANBATAAR
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  • MIGJED JANRAISIG WITHIN  THE  MONASTERY ULANBATAAR - Ulaanbaatar
      MIGJED JANRAISIG WITHIN THE MONASTERY ULANBATAAR
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  • THE HUGE GOLDEN BUDDHA INSIDE THE MONASTARY - Ulaanbaatar
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  • THE PRAYER WHEELS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY BEING USED - Ulaanbaatar
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  • SOME OF THE MANY MONKS WITHIN THE MONASTARY - Ulaanbaatar
      SOME OF THE MANY MONKS WITHIN THE MONASTARY
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  • SO MUCH TO SEE WITHIN THE MONASTARY COMPLEX - Ulaanbaatar
      SO MUCH TO SEE WITHIN THE MONASTARY COMPLEX
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The Centre of Mongolian Buddhists is the "Gandantegchenling Monastery" located not far from the centre of the city. Originally located in the very centre of Ulanbataar the monastery was moved to its present location in1838 This Monastery would be the most popular of places to visit when in Ulaanbatar.I walked here from the city centre and although a long walk not overwhelming as the hills to the Monastery are not very steep..While walking it is easy to see the huge variation in buildings and architecture that make up Ulaanbatar.The dryness and the dust and sand from the winds that blow into Ulanbataar from over the Gobi Desert permeate everything.
Upon entry into the compplex you will find many buildings with various significance The main building the Migjed Janraisig built in 1911 is quite large and the interior holds A huge buddist statue that stands nearly 27 meters tall is made from copper and is plated with gold..The original statue was destroyed in 1938 by the communists along with around 900 monasteries buildings and temples while they supressed the religionand jailed or killed the monks.

Address: Ulanbataar-38
Directions: THE CENTRE FOR MONGOLIAN BUDDHISTS,
GANDANTEGCHENLING MONASTERY,
ULANBATAAR-8 MONGOLIA

THERE IS AN ENTRY FEE TO THE MONASTERY

othercontact: e mail:mbcgandan@magicnet.mn
Phone: 976-11-360258
Website: http://www.gandan.mn

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  • Written Sep 21, 2011
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