Visit Gandan monastery

Ulaanbaatar

Gandan is the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia and one of Ulaanbaatar 's most interesting sights. Established in 1935, it is the only monastery where Buddhist services continued to function even during the communist past. Temples are flocked by visitors during religious services that start at 10 a.m. and last until midday.

The Migjid Janraisig Temple is an important part of the Gandan Monastery. The temple houses the majestic new gilded statue of Migjid Janraisig, decorated with jewels. This 26-meter high 20-ton statue is a copy of another statue that was destroyed in the 1920s by communists. The statue was built with donations of Mongolian people as a symbol of Buddhist revival in the mid-1990s.

 

Time-table:
Everyday 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m
Closed on Sunday
 

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