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“Hidden Gem”

Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ivolginsk
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

While the surrounding landscape was covered by snow, Ivolginsk Datsan was easily spotted from the car due to it's colorful decorations. We spent over an hour walking around exploring the temple grounds, ignoring the -15C weather outside. Definitely worth the visit, just check out my pictures, simply stunning!

3  Thank Zandbak
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Authentic. Not a tourist trap. I would have liked to know about the beliefs and what each temple meant.

2  Thank Eve H
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

The feelings I have got there were amazing. The people around are very kind and nice. The architecture is incredible.

2  Thank Tatyana R
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

If you are interested in buddhism, you just have to visit it!! It´s not so easy to reach the place. We used marshutkas, it was Ok, but you have to speak at least some Russian in order to find the right bus, time etc. And spend at least some hours there, the place is worth it!!

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Very interesting place with great views across Ulan-ude. I recommend organising a guide to take you around the site as you are likely to get more from the trip.

3  Thank northernsole
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