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Gandantegchenling Monastery

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Address: 1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Phone Number: +976 7013 3159
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 100.00*
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Ulaanbaatar Private Day Tour
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Private Tour: Ulaanbaatar City Tour
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1 Day Ulaanbaatar City Highlight Private Tour Including Mongolian Lunch

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the highlight of the city

nice somehow serene surroundings for as much as possible in Ulaan Batar, however for sure a great place!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a must see in Ulaanbaatar, so peaceful and beautiful also in the winter. It's a walking distance from the Department Store but it's a completely other face of the city.

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Thank oMagdalenao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The complex buzzes with activity as people go about their daily worship. We were lucky to be there when a service was on and watching it was an awe - inspiring experience. The statue of Avalokiteswara is a splendid sight!

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Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice somehow serene surroundings for as much as possible in Ulaan Batar, however for sure a great place!

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Thank vikskio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quite place with religious buildings and people going about their worshipping. People feeding pigeons, nice relaxing way to spend an hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Confortable for take some photos, many monks and some birds and many tourists in there, safe place in UB

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Thank ashley361
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What is left of the monastery complex is beautiful. Also interesting is the wishing tree outside the building, and my kids enjoyed feeding the doves around the entrance of the complex.

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Thank Sabine C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The monastery has seen its best times when you come up to the place. Broken, discoulered tiles and buildings and a lot of overgrown plants. But once you step past that and you go in to the monastery it has a note on the door, saying it costs 4000 entrance for an adult. But there is nobody there to sell... More 

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Thank DennisJoker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's a nice Monastery but it's not well kept, some of the the buildings looks OK others not so great. Inside the main temple there is massive statue that looks impressive.

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Thank mdcouto
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This unique place will help you to explore Buddhism and feel inner peace during visit. I am recommending to all travellers to be at this spiritual monastery if they have spare time in Ulan Bator.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Incredible atmosphere here, there's an enormous budda in one of the buildings and they play recorded chanting in that building.

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