Ivolginsky Buddhist Datsan
"Ivolginsky Buddhist Datsan"
Discover Buddhism in Ulan Ude, and uncover Russia's religious diversity
On this incredible excursion, your tour guide leads you to experience tranquillity in the steppe, starting at one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world, 40km from Ulan Ude. The journey takes you beyond the rolling plains and breath-taking Siberian steppes, past ancient wooden houses, where you will find the colourful and vibrant temples as they emerge from afar.
While discovering the village of Buddhism, you can learn about the history of the Ivolginsky Datsan, after which your guide will lead you to explore the several temples located within the monastery’s complex, including the Sockshin-Gugan and the Maidrin-Sume.
We recommend that you start this tour at 9 am, as this way you’ll have an opportunity to attend the morning prayer service. Also, there is a possibility to receive blessing from Imperishable Body of Khambo-Lama Itigelov.
There is a quaint souvenir market outside, offering a variety of unique cashmere and leather goods to buy as a memory of you trip.
Location: Russia, Ulan-Ude
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 5 hours
Restrictions: Comfortable clothing is advised