My Planet TV channel to tell about the Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni

On November 13, My Planet TV channel will broadcast a programme about Kalmykia. The central khurul of Kalmykia has become the main filming point for the new project called “There is nothing like home". Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni is the main Buddhist temple of the Republic of Kalmykia. This is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Europe. The building is 63 meters high and houses the largest nine-meter statue of Buddha in Russia.

The project was launched on My Planet TV channel on November 4. Leading the project, Andrey Ponkratov finds analogues to world sights while traveling across Russia. The main goal of the project is to show that you can see all the sights of the world without leaving Russia.

The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni is the main attraction of Elista. The Buddhist khurul was built under the First President of the Republic Ilyumzhinov with the blessing of the 14th Dalai Lama. For the construction of the temple, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov donated personal funds and the residents of the republic also donated their money. The temple was built in less than a year and a half. The opening took place on December 27, 2005.