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The Gandantegchinlen Khiid or Monastery is the largest and most important monastery in Mongolia. Its name means ''the great place of complete joy''.
The building of this monastery was started in 1838 by the fourth Bogd Khaan.
When the revolution of 1921 brought the communists to power all religious worship and ceremonies in Mongolia remained outlawed till 1990 except at the Gandan monastery, which was kept as a showcase to impress foreigners.
Directions: 1,5 KM north west of the central Square
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