Monday, October 21, 2019

Tabo Monastery

An important Tibetan monastery, it was established in 996 AD. It is fortified with a large wall that encloses a large group of buildings...

Sanchi

An important Buddhist pilgrimage site with some 50 buildings from the 3rd - 12th centuries. Contains an enormous hemispheric stupa from the 3rd century. Location,...

Nalanda monastery

Important Buddhist monastery and learning centre in 427 - 1197 AD, one of the first great universities of the world. Complex of amazing buildings...

Mahabodhi Temple

One of the holiest sites for Buddhism. Located on the spot where Buddha attained enlightement. Its main element is a 55 metre high, richly...

Woljong temple

A magnificent Buddhist temple which was founded in the 9th century, most buildings rebuilt in the 15th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.4561 N 125.2992 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Sungin Hall

A large shrine, built in 1325. Fine example of elaborate Korean architeture of these times. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0247 N 125.7511 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Songbul-sa temple

A Korean Buddhist temple, founded in 898 AD, contains some of the oldest wooden buildings in the country, e.g. Ungjin Hall, built in 1327. Location,...

Ryongtong-sa

An important Korean Buddhist temple, founded by Chontae Buddhist sect in 1027. Restored in 2005, consists of 26 buildings. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0420 N 126.5770 E Categories: Buddhist...

Ryangchon Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 753. Three ornate buildings remain - Taeung Hall, Manse Pavillion and Muryangsu Hall. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.4264 N 127.1957 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Pyohun-sa

The only large Buddhist temple in this part of country, which survived the Korean War. Founded in the 7th century, contains many values of...