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Interesting place to visit

We hired a guide and driver to take us out to this temple. It was interesting to have a guide who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
Calm place worth half day trip from Ulan Ude

We took marshrutka from the station near Chatedral and drove apx 40 minutes to Ivolgsk village... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zagreb, Croatia
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Ivolginsk 671050, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a guide and driver to take us out to this temple. It was interesting to have a guide who was able to tell us about the Temple and Tibetan Buddhism which is practised here. We enjoyed walking around the peaceful complex and seeing...More

Thank Gill12013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took marshrutka from the station near Chatedral and drove apx 40 minutes to Ivolgsk village. After that we took smaller marshrutka without number, but with the sighn of temple and after 5-6 min ride we were in front of Datsan. Marshutkas were full of...More

Thank marina4musketeers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a driver who took us to Ethnographic museum as well as here, we enjoyed a good local lunch with him. We weren’t impressed with the Datsan, a bit run down, however in a good Location out on the plains, wouldn’t make effort just to...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

To visirlt this place go to the main white and blue church and you will find the "bus" station in one if the side streets. Take bus nr 130 (50 rubles/person) and go until the last stop. Get out and take the mini-van across the...More

1  Thank Ana Belén A
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Ivolginsk Datsan is a bit out of town but really worth visiting. You'll need a car/taxi to get there. It's a large complex with many temples, some old, others new and a it's a training centre for monks. You'll need a few hours to see...More

Thank Maire M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Amazing. In one word. Amazing. I was riding North from the border with Mongolia to Ulan-Ude with friends and they stopped here at the Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) strictly to see friends they were meeting here. They were NOT coming to see the monastery. When...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 3 August 2017

this temple is more like a real monastery and less like a tourist spot. Not much explanations are offered in English but you get to see the monk's life

1  Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A good half hour out of Ulan Ude - worth the visit though. Incongruous after the wooden houses and fairly colourless suburbs, the Datsan is very bright indeed. It is well organised, with clear guidelines about what to do / not to do. Friendly monks...More

1  Thank crookhamcommon
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This monastery is about 40 km away from Ulan-Ude center and center of the Russian Buddhism. Traditional style old buildings and temples are there. It is not easy to see Buddhist temple in Russia. There is one more in St. Petersburg. Not easy to visit...More

1  Thank 359kwangnamk
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had the priviledge to visit in winter when the holiness of the site is more impacting than what one might experience in the peak tourist season of Summer. The guide was so informative about the nature and purpose of each Temple and the prayer...More

2  Thank TorontoRover
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Response from kanbaatar | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember, NO, they do not have overnight accomodations for visitors. Underneath all of the tourist activity, I have the impression that this is a very real, for serious, monastery.