Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Ulan-Ude


This monastery is worth visiting. You will learn everything about the Buryats (the largest indigenous group in Siberia), the Buddhism in Russia, and the life of the monks. It is the spiritual center of this region and inspiring because this religion has been persecuted in the times of the Soviet Union. On the whole, area are different kinds of temples and buildings and each of them has a particularity. It would be very interesting if you had the chance to see the typical prayer ceremonies. It is recommendable to get a guide who can lead you through the whole area and may explain everything about the history.

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