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Gandantegchenling Monastery

1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 7013 3159
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prayer wheels” (23 reviews)
“huge buddha” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1,5 KM north west of the central square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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+976 7013 3159
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"prayer wheels"
in 23 reviews
"huge buddha"
in 8 reviews
"feeding pigeons"
in 7 reviews
"standing buddha"
in 10 reviews
"main temple"
in 12 reviews
"monks chanting"
in 9 reviews
"several buildings"
in 4 reviews
"complete joy"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"tibetan buddhism"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"take pictures"
in 12 reviews
"capital city"
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"entrance fee"
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"ulan bator"
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"complex"
in 34 reviews
"compassion"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly I would advise getting out of Ulaambataar as soon as possible when you arrive in Mongolia. The city dusty, dingy and the traffic is horrendous. However if there is one gem to be found in UB it's this wonderful monastery. Located right in the...More

Thank AndyRouw
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. You can see how Mongolian people pray and their rituals. Is a nice place to visit. You can read more about our experience around Mongolia travelling by our own.

Thank Fuet-i-mate
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A must see on your exploration of the city. It's a unique place, old meets new. Open your eyes and take it all in.

Thank _joe_johnstone86
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Nothing to see. I don't even get why people go there in the first place. Dirty with dust and bunch of lazy monks.

Thank Tugsuu G
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The most of travelers may know that Mongolia is the Buddhist country so this is where you will see all those people who is praying along with monks in the temples and also spinning the praying wheels so on. One of the man-made Buddha is...More

Thank Tosonkhuu S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Perhaps it's because I've visited other monasteries, perhaps it's because this one is nothing special, but it's nothing too special. It does need serious attention, although they were working on a rooftop while I was there. The main temple at the back was impressive, though....More

Thank 80GlobalTraveler30
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great to understand buddism culture. Buddha is amazing. Must see place inthe city. Listen to sound of people

Thank Matteo T
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The monastery was beautiful and tranquil, on a weekend afternoon. Unfortunately though, the centre building was already closed when we visited.

Thank funkycherrycola
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Impressive place and a must visit. There are some interesting future developments being planned for this area that will make it a really amazing place if they get the funding.

Thank Will G
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. Pretty run down. 4000R to get in the main building, free to walk around the grounds. I heard there's an extra charge to take photos but I don't know how much. There's a new state of the art building being built next to...More

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vivientamhk
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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.
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