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Buddhist Temple

Primorskiy Prospekt 91, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #37 of 976 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Almost 100 yr old, this Temple is like a hidden treasure. I never expected a Buddhist temple in the city so visiting one adds onto the charm. The temple is beatifully made. Monks are nice n speak English, Russian and Tibetan. A peaceful place to meditate with a glimpse in Buddhism. Though renovation of bldg is going on but if... More 

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Everett, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the first Buddhist temple I have ever been in and it exceeded all expectations. When we arrived they had scaffolding cover the facade of the temple but we preceeded through the front entrance and was treated very warmly by a lady working the front counter and gift shop. We payed the 5 rubles a person and continued into... More 

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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you're in the city for 10 days and have already gone to the Hermitage twice, then sure, head on down to the Buddhist temple. But until then, you really can spend your time better elsewhere. Sure, it may have some novel value in terms of religions other than Russian Orthodoxy being present in the city but seriously, this isn't... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Dazan Gudzechoney is the most northern Dazan in the world. The temple’s construction was initiated in 1909 and finished in 1915. Right now restoration is in a process. It is very peaceful place. A lot of locals have no idea that there is a buddhist temple. In fact, it is not just a temple, but rather a cultural centre, where... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have a very nice cafe - with lamas eating near you :) you should like to try "buzy" - Buratia (the only buddist area of Russia) national cousine.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

WHY WORTH SEEING: Visiting the part of town where the temple is located can be a great relaxing trip off the beaten track. The place gives a great perspective on how Russian buddists live. BEST WAY TO SEE: take the metro to the station "Staraya derevnya" on the purple line. As you exit the metro, turn right and keep walking... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a bit off-the-center for tourists, however it's a very peaceful and interesting place to visit. The garden has a lot of impressive little details, and the inside is just magnificent. We were a bit shy at first to take photos, because it feels so quiet and peaceful inside that we didn't want to disturb it. But the guy... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Go out on Metro Line 5 the purple one to Staraya Derevnya the next to last station. Turn right out of the Metro and it's about a ten minute walk and you will find it on your right. You will pass a new Galleria on your right as you walk to the attraction with top quality fruit and other produce.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Firstly, I want to say I visted this Tibetan (Gelugpa) temple before the dates indicated, but the TA date ranges don't allow you to put earlier dates but as this IS on a list of places to see, I thought I would tell you about it. In amongst all the incredible places to see in SP, this is a very... More 

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