Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UNIQUE TEMPLES IN THE WORLD

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley, is one of the holiest places in Bhutan.


Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Mai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world.


Prambanan is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 850 CE, and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones.


No one knows exactly when the Shwedagon Paya (or Pagoda) in Myanmar was built – legend has it that it is 2,500 years old though archaeologists estimate that it was built between the 6th and 10th century.


Temple of Heaven is a Taoist Temple in Beijing, the capital of China. The temple was constructed in 14th century by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty.


Chion-in Temple was built in 1234 CE to honor the founder of Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhism, a priest named Honen, who fasted to death in the very spot.



In the 19th century, Dutch occupiers of Indonesia found a massive ancient ruin deep in the jungles of Java. What they discovered was the complex of Borobudur, a gigantic structure built with nearly 2 million cubic feet (55,000 m³) of stones. The temple has nearly 2,700 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.


16 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post ! Very unique and interesting indeed!:)

Raam Pyari said...

beautiful!

डॉ॰ मोनिका शर्मा said...

Very Beautiful...

shooting star said...

interesting...i want to visit this Bhutan monastery very much!!!

A S said...

hii

the first pic took my breath away!!

so amazing :)

Tomz said...

goodness...great locations

BK Chowla, said...

Beautiful temples, beautiful pictures

Jeevan said...

Amazing and very astonishing. Excellent post babli!

Tanvi said...

How interesting! Definitely would like to visit the first one! :)

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P.N. Subramanian said...

Wonderful collection.

Rajesh said...

Great temples. The temples in Java are of interest to me.

G.N.SHAW said...

aah...so many temple around the world. Excellent presentation.

चैतन्य शर्मा said...

Wonderful ....

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Trust you to come up with always with something unique and intresting, how do you do that consistently?

Margaret Cloud said...

These temples are very beautiful. The Tiger's Monastery looks very scary, like maybe a land slide could happen at any time. Have a nice Sunday.

Patricia Torres said...

Such a gorgeous post¬!! I'd love to go to Bhutan some day!!