atsagat DATSAN 

The Atsagat Datsan (Gandan Darzhaling) is one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist temples in Buryatia. Founded in 1825 in the village of Atsagat, it is devoted to White Tara. 


This Datsan was famous for studying and practicing traditional Tibetan medicine. Aghvan Dorzhiev, teacher and advisor of the 13th Dalai Lama, used to work here. In 1891, the future Russian emperor Nicolas II visited this Datsan during his journey through Siberia. 

​Price: upon request
Duration: 4 hours
Transport: private vehicle
Availability: all year round