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Gandan Monastery

Gandan monastery largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia. There are around 5000 monks here and an important center for learning and practicing Buddha’s teachings. The Migjed Janraisig (Chenresig in Tibetan) statue stands 26.5 metres, and one of Gandan’s most interesting sights. It was built in 1911, but the original statue was destroyed by the communists in 1938. The current statue was completed in 1996 with the generous donations of Mongolians. It is made of copper from Erdenet Mine and gilded in gold.