Muscovites and guests of the capital to see the Temple "Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni" in miniature

The Republic of Kalmykia is represented by an architectural copy of the Buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha» at the unique exhibition “Russia in Miniature” to be held in one of the most picturesque places of the Russian capital from 25 June.

The Tsaritsynsky Park of Moscow displayed 80 of the most famous Russian landmarks, made on a 1:50 scale, were presented, from the Moscow Kremlin to the bridge on Russky Island in Vladivostok. Among them a unique architectural and historical object of the Republic of Kalmykia, the “Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha” in miniature.


Recall the original famous khurul "Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni", a huge snow-white 56-meter temple that was erected in just nine months. The Dalai Lama XIV itself blessed the construction. This temple is known as the largest in Europe, with the largest Buddha statue (9 meters) and the only sculpture in the world of 17 pandit scholars from Nalanda University of Ancient India.

Built in 2005 with the blessing of His Holiness Dalai-Lama XIV with the personal funds of the first President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and donations from residents of the republic, the temple became the hallmark of Elista, the capital of the steppe region. They say it is almost impossible to see the top of the khurul, it shines so much from the sun that it casts a glare for kilometres around.
The exhibition “Russia in miniature” is the largest one in the history of architecture modelling in Russia. The presented objects are unique and have no analogues. A group of 60 specialists worked on the creation of the “Russia in Miniature” park for five years. The miniatures are made of architectural plastic that conveys an accurate outline of patterns, bas-reliefs, windows and doors of architectural structures.
According to the organizers, the exhibition expands the horizons, introduces the rich history of Russia. The park objects, like the park itself, were created according to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the development of domestic and inbound tourism. The exhibition was created with the aim of promoting domestic tourism in Russia.
The exhibition “Russia in miniature” is in the open air. It occupies a plot of 1.5 hectares on the territory of the Tsaritsyno museum-reserve. You can visit it from 10:00 to 22:00 from 25 June to 25October, 2019.