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Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei

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A little oasis

Don't expect too much here it's just a place you can go if you fancy a little something different... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Sharon A
Insights into Buddhism in Russia

The story behind this temple and the building and monks who pray at it are fascinating. It has... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2016
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9 May 2016
“A little oasis”
6 May 2016
“Insights into Buddhism in Russia”
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Primorskiy Ave., 91, St. Petersburg 197374, Russia
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Don't expect too much here it's just a place you can go if you fancy a little something different, it's a working Buddhist temple so life goes on around you. We had read about a cafe but were too shy to ask where it was...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The story behind this temple and the building and monks who pray at it are fascinating. It has recently been restored mostly on the outside. The temple was founded by a dali lama from the Buryat people at the beginning of the 20th century. The...More

Thank Leftymonahan
Reviewed 11 September 2015

this temple is nicely restored. when I was there the renovation of the garden and the stairs that lead to the temple was still going on. nevertheless one was able to enter. it's unique from the architecture in the city. and it's working as a...More

Thank Januarius Z
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Visiting this temple called - datsan is an outstanding experience, nice garden, beautiful hall, buddhist songs, drums during prayer's time make you feel goosebumps. Just seatback, relax, and enjoy. The is a bathroom facilities and a small cafe with a national Buriat, Nepalese food. They...More

1  Thank alekhinam
Reviewed 11 August 2015

It a bit far from the centre but for those who like Buddhism it's a must go. It is a very old temple with beautiful architecture.

Thank Flavia_HLG
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

Almost 100 yr old, this Temple is like a hidden treasure. I never expected a Buddhist temple in the city so visiting one adds onto the charm. The temple is beatifully made. Monks are nice n speak English, Russian and Tibetan. A peaceful place to...More

1  Thank Deepa V
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was the first Buddhist temple I have ever been in and it exceeded all expectations. When we arrived they had scaffolding cover the facade of the temple but we preceeded through the front entrance and was treated very warmly by a lady working the...More

Thank O57BOandrewb
Reviewed 1 September 2014

If you're in the city for 10 days and have already gone to the Hermitage twice, then sure, head on down to the Buddhist temple. But until then, you really can spend your time better elsewhere. Sure, it may have some novel value in terms...More

1  Thank Elprincipal
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Dazan Gudzechoney is the most northern Dazan in the world. The temple’s construction was initiated in 1909 and finished in 1915. Right now restoration is in a process. It is very peaceful place. A lot of locals have no idea that there is a buddhist...More

1  Thank Ana A
Reviewed 5 August 2014

They have a very nice cafe - with lamas eating near you :) you should like to try "buzy" - Buratia (the only buddist area of Russia) national cousine.

1  Thank Elka01
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