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  Gandan Monastery
by sachara

On my way to Tibet it was interesting to visit the monasteries in Mongolia and to discover that the links between Mongolia and Tibet are old and deep. Once in a lifetime every Buddhist Mongolian tries to reach the holy city of Lhasa on a pilgrimage. When the British invaded Tibet in 1903, the Dalai Lama fled to Mongolia for his safety and stayed there a few years.
The Gandan Monastery is a large complex with several temples, a library and living quarters for the monks.

Directions: 1,5 KM north west of the Square

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2003
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