Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Mongolia travel destinations: Amarbayasgalant MonasteryLocated in beautiful Iven Valley, in Baruunburen sum of Selenge aimag, about 60km east of Erdenet city, Amarbayasgalant Monastery was established in 1726 dedicated to Saint Zanabazar, Bogdo Zanabazar, also known as Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and Bogd Jebtsundamba (1635-1723), sculptor and spiritual leader of Mongols, the grandson of Avtai Sain Khan and a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. It was an one of the large and most important monasteries in Mongolia, included about fifty datsans and many temples, housed a community of around 6000 monks. Its architecture is a perfect blend of Mongolian, Tibetan and Buddhist shills. Since 1943 the monastery stands under state protection, was restored and revitalized. Its was also inscribed on the List of World Heritage in 1996. Nowadays Amarbayasgalant Monastery consisted of 28 temples and visited by both local and international followers of Buddhism, tourists in large number, every year.

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