List of Buddhist temples, monasteries and sacred sites

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List of described Buddhist temples, monasteries and sacred sites

Here are listed Buddhist temples, monasteries and sacred sites described in this website.

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NoNameCountryAgeRank
31 Ajanta Caves India the 2nd century BC - 480 AD 1
32 Ellora Caves India 550 - 1000 AD 1
35 Elephanta Caves India the 5th - 7th century AD 2
40 Karla Caves India the 2nd century BC - 10th century AD 2
41 Bhaja Caves India the 2nd century BC 3
42 Bedse Caves India around 60 BC 5
51 Pandav Leni Caves India the 1st century BC - 12th century AD 6
53 Kanheri Caves India the 1st century BC - 9th century AD 5
54 Bagh Caves India the late 4th - 6th century AD 5
55 Pitalkhora Caves India around 250 BC - the 4th century AD 7
57 Aurangabad Caves India the 2nd - 7th century AD 7
64 Jogighopa Cave Temples India the 7th - 10th century AD 8
65 Buddhist temple of Aragada Hill India the 9th - 10th century AD 9
69 Undavalli Caves India the 4th - 5th century AD 6
73 Pandav Caves, Pachmarhi India the 6th - 7th century AD? 8
74 Thanale Caves India the 3rd - 1st century BC 7
75 Karsamble Caves India the 2nd century BC? 7
76 Saspol Caves India the 13 - 15th century AD 6
77 Bhimbetka cave shelters India up to the ˜ 11th century AD 2
82 Kuda Caves India the 1st century BC - 7th century AD 8
84 Lenyadri Caves, Junnar India the 1st - 3rd century AD 6
85 Manmod Caves, Junnar India the 1st - 3rd century AD 8
86 Shivneri Caves, Junnar India the 1st - 3rd century AD 8
87 Tulja Lena, Junnar India the 1st - 3rd century AD 8
88 PanhaleKaji (Panhale Kazi) India the 1st - 13th century AD 6
89 Tabo Caves India ? 9
103 Lonad Caves India the 5th century AD? 7
105 Mahakali Caves or Kondivita Caves India the 1st century BC - 6th century AD 9
341 Popa Taung Kalat Burma ˜ the 11th century 3
373 Erdene Zuu monastery Mongolia 1535 3
405 Paro Taktsang Monastery Bhutan 1692 2
449 Somawathie Stupa Sri Lanka the 2nd century BC 3
453 Angkor Wat Cambodia after 1133 1
480 A-Ma Temple China, Macau 1488 5

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India: Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple

Ellora Caves, Buddha
Buddha, Ellora Caves / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

The last great cave temples of India are Ellora Caves – group of 34 monasteries and temples made at the ancient trade route between the nearby Paihan and the important city of Ujjain. These "royal" caves were hewn in the vertical basalt cliff of the Charandri hill (Sahyadari Hills) sometimes around 630 – 1000 AD. Some sources state that some caves are older – from 550 AD.