Gandantegchinlen monastery- built in 1809 the monastery is situated in the heart of Ulaanbaatar city still remains as the main religious center for all Mongolians. Mongolian Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the “Great Place of Complete Joy”. It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokiteśvara. It came under state protection in 1994.