Discover the main center of Buddism in Russia with local guide!
We will visit the unique place - Ivolginskiy Datsan "Khambyn Sume" is the center of Buddhism in Russia and the residence of Khambo-Lama - the head of Russian Buddhism.
You will know how Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) spread in ethnic Buryatia, what does some special decor and architectural features of Buddhist temples means and, of course, you will learn more about XII Khambo-Lama Itigelov, whose remains unchanged more than 90 years, scientists can not explain this phenomenon.
The monastery complex located 35 km from Ulan-Ude in the picturesque valley of the Ivolga River.
We will make a sacred circle ("goroo") around the territory of the monastery and enter the temples. We will see the altar with lots of golden statues of Buddha, Buddhist stupas, tankas and even the sacred Bodhi tree.
Tour may be customized upon your requesy.
Of course, the itinerary can be customized to accommodate traveler's requests.
- Pick up from hotel (airport, railway station, etc), with private car
- Drive to the Ivolginskiy Datsan, about 40 min.
- Excursion at Datsan, about 1. 5-2 hours
- Drive back to Ulan-Ude, about 40 min.
- Drive back to hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
sometimes transfer may take more time than 40 min.
private minivan mitsubishi delica
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 RUB - souvenirs, drinks, food
3000 rub are approximately 50 USD
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks