Saturday, December 14, 2019

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...

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...

Phugtal Monastery

This monastery was founded in the early 12th century. It is located in unique, dramatic location; on a steep cliffside below the entrance to...

Beomeosa

The main temple of Jogye Buddhist Order. Originally built in 678 AD, burned to the ground in 1592. Rebuilt in 1613 and contains many...

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,...

Somawathie Stupa

It happened in 1947 when Buddhist monk Sirimalwatte Piyaratana Thera with some other monks walked through the remote jungle in the northern part of...

Kaesim Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 826, a repository of many Buddhist art items. Contains six buildings, built mainly in late medieval times. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.0541...

Kwanum-sa

A Korean Buddhist temple, founded in 970 AD. Temple built in 1393, contains many valuable relics. Includes Kwanum Cave with ancient statues. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0856...

Kanheri Caves

The exotic jungle of Sanjay Gandhi National Park at the outskirts of Mumbai hosts large basaltic outcrop. This basalt massif in contains 109 rock-cut...

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,...