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Gandantegchinlen Khiid Monastery is in central Ulan Bator & one of the few tourist attractions really worth seeing. It follows the Tibetan style of Buddhism.

From Wikipedia:

"The Gandantegchinlen Khiid Monastery, commonly known as Gandan Monastery, is a Tibetan-style monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. (When the Soviets left). The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy." It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara. It came under state protection in 1994.

The monastery was established in 1835 by the Fifth Jebtsundamba, then Mongolia's highest reincarnated lama. It became the principal center of Buddhist learning in Mongolia."

Source: This is a link to Wikipedia

There are Buddhist prayer wheels in the foreground, & you should always go around them clockwise.

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