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Alkhanay National Park, Russia

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
Alkhanay National Park is one of the youngest in Russia, it was founded in 1999. The park occupies an area of ​​over 138 hectares. It is famous not only for its unique landscapes and outstanding spiritual treasures. Here, aside of Christian relics, you can see Buddhist shrines. A visit will be complemented with walks along the fabulously beautiful places.

Alkhanay National Park, Russia It is amazing to go to the Shoymprol Shodon stupa, inside of which you can see the traditional Buddhist attributes, including a drum with mantras. This stupa has wonderful acoustics and can boast with unusual features. When one person prays inside, outside there’s an effect that someone turned on the audio recording of chorus. While riding the local steppe, you can see a lot of miniature stupas and visit the datsan that is one of the oldest in the world. This datsan can boast the 8-meter high statue of Buddha. Everyone can visit and explore these priceless relics.

A must-see destination of the tour program is a great blessing temple, which is located in the picturesque foothills. There is a small grotto with a cleft full of dripping water. Since ancient times, it was considered curative. Nearby, there is the Sendema rock. All pilgrims consider it to be a honor to climb the hill. One of the most recognizable landmarks of Alkhanay National Park is the rock with an unusual name, Temple Gate. It is located at an altitude of 1 100 meters. The site is the natural arch with a stupa inside of it. Next - Yumbulagang Monastery

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Police station: 'Агинский межрайонный следственный отдел' in 0.35 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Сандал' in 0.12 km

Best hotels near Alkhanay National Park

Hotel Zabaykalie

Located in 151 km from Alkhanay National Park
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Rooms: 111
The property features bright rooms with elegant décor. All rooms are equipped with a TV and fridge. Guests are welcome to visit the on-site … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Panama-City

Located in 156 km from Alkhanay National Park
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Rooms: 80
Rooms here provide a minibar, a TV with cable channels, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with a shower. Other property facilities include a … More: photo, rates and booking
Mini-Hotel Chita

Located in 157 km from Alkhanay National Park
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Rooms: 10
The soundproofed rooms are simply decorated and come with a flat-screen TV and seating area. Bathrooms are either shared or private. Chita Hotel has … More: photo, rates and booking

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