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Gandantegchenling Monastery

1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 7013 3159
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 7013 3159
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to enter the complex, but it's T4,000 to enter the giant Buddha statue. An extra T7,000 if you want to take photos. Massive statue, so it's worth checking it out. Other buildings in the complex are interesting also. Walking distance from main square, about...More

Thank Brogan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit during Easter. The service is secluded. Acoustics and architecture is amazing. About 1.5 hours from Yerevan by private taxi. This was a beautiful place with amazing history. Buy some "Armenian Snickers bars" out front from the vendors!

Thank Bryan O
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went there just before 9 am to ensure that we will have a chance to witness the morning ceremony performed by the monks. It was a great experience and lovely walk from the city to there.

Thank Fern P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Arrived early before 9am in time to see the lamas arriving to conduct their daily ceremony. Very interesting monastery with so much going on, especially the locals from the countryside in their traditional costumes coming to donate and pray. Spent 4-5 hours here it was...More

Thank steveamcb
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We actually went for a family blessing. The Lama made notes of our names and dates of births. Using his booklet he predicted health and wealth for some. Nyamaa and Zulaa both had to perform two little ceremonies, the first was passing the small Buddhist...More

1  Thank AlistairNWN
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It could be quite a different experience to visit such a place just first coming from Europe. But I was there alone with any guides or tours. So I did not found much to see. The place is looks rather as a for locals than...More

1  Thank Pavel_in_Dar
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday and there are a lot of Mongolians went there to offer their prayers. Able to witness how they offer their prayers and I was startled to see such a beautiful standing Buddha surrounded by many small buddhas and the prayers...More

Thank 20christine1956
Reviewed 6 March 2017

just go for know more about the culture, I didn't like i don't know if they clean this place, when we went it was very dirty

1  Thank Jorge-DebbieVergara
Reviewed 14 February 2017

looks very old and not maintained. A few Monks around and thats it so for a few minutes to see and walk around fine but no more

1  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Center of Mongolian Buddhism...One of the must see places in the town. You see Buddhist temples for free. There are some religious arts...One the highlights is definitely the Janraisag, which is a God. It is one of tallest standing Gods, 26m tall... There are many...More

1  Thank Tserennyam S
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How much is for an adult ticket and a person above aged 12?
2 June 2015|
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Response from AnneManila | Reviewed this property |
We didnt see the sign at the temple door so we didnt buy a ticket. My husband said, it is only a donation but we didnt give either.
Hello Tripadvisor community, Is Gandantegchenling Monastery opened at night? Thanks! Jérémie
4 May 2017|
Response from BeardedElbow |
Hi, Jeremie. I visited the Monastery last autumn, and it seemed to me that the territory is opened all night long, because I didn't see any big fence. It looked like a part of the city, some kind of a Buddhist quarter... More
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