*We advise to start this tour at about 9 am, so you can see the morning service.
Price: upon request
Duration: 3 or 4 hours
Transport: private vehicle
Availability: all year round
Admission days to worship the imperishable body of the 12th Pandito Khambo Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itygelov in 2016:
-- February 08 , -- March 17, -- April 21, -- May 21, -- July 08 (Maidari celebration), -- September 05, -- November 23 (Zuula khural), -- February 26, 2017 (Mandal Zhiva abd Palden Khamo khurals)
We offer guided tours to one of the most popular destinations in Buryatia - Ivolga Datsan. Founded in 1946 in spite of Stalin’s atheist policy, it became the center of Buddhism in Russia. Today, it is the biggest Buddhist monastery in the country with colorful and elegant temples, Buddhist University, and a library. It is also a residence of the Khambo Lama – the leader of Russian Buddhists.
Ivolga Datsan is home to the holy body of the Khambo Lama Itygelov - a spiritual leader and philosopher of the early 20th century. In 2002, lamas and researchers opened his tomb as he instructed and found that his body was well-preserved. Today, thousands of pilgrims from Russia and Mongolia visit this Datsan to pay their respect to Khambo Lama Itygelov.
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