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Gandan Monastery - An Oasis in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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A world of tranquility a short walk from the bustle and traffic of the central city, the Gandan Monastery is a place of color and meditation for the hundreds of monks who make this their home and for anyone who visits. Photography is not allowed inside some of the buildings, but it's still a feast for the camera.
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The monastery is a bit of a walk from central Ulaanbaatar, but if you choose to walk, there are plenty of interesting shops along the way. The last stretch is uphill through a lower class neighborhood, but seemed quite safe. A taxi would be quicker, of course.

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