Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gandan Khiid (Monastery)

Here are a few photos from Gandan Khiid, Mongolia's largest Buddhist Monastery. Unlike the Choijin Lama Khiid, Gandan is still an active monastery. In one of the smaller buildings we sat and listened to the lamas pray. The largest building that you see houses an incredibly large golden Buddha statue. I was told that inside the Buddha there is a ger (traditional tent house) and a sheep. Notice also that I'm not wearing a jacket in the photos! Spring has come. And so has the dust.

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