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After breakfast, start the guided city tour. Today you visit Ivolginsky Datsan, famous Lenin’s head monument, and Old town.

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The main sight of Ulan-Ude town is, in fact, Lenin's head monument. Every tourist who is interested in unusual monuments and amazing architecture should see this 7,7 meters-high bronze head of Vladimir Lenin. This monument is the largest head sculpture in the world.

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Unique samples of old Buryat art, as thangkas, sculptures, ritual objects are gathered and preserved at the Ivolginsky datsan. Among the monastery's treasures, there is a collection of old Buddhist manuscripts written in the Tibetan language on natural silk, and a greenhouse with a sacred Bodhi tree. Transfer Selenga river and bathing in hot mineral springs.

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