Buddhist architecture
Buddhist religious architecture developed in South Asia in the 3rd century BCE.Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: monasteries (viharas), places...
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Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoes
The Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in China. Which is why they were a perfect place for Wu Zetian, the country's first female ruler, to make a statement about her power. From: ...
Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves - Built with Alien Technology?
This is the world famous Kailasa temple at Ellora and let's look objectively into who could have built this amazing structure.
Buddhist monasteries
Vihara (विहार, vihāra) is the Sanskrit and Pali term for a Buddhist monastery. It originally meant "a secluded place in which to walk", and referred to "dwellings" or "refuges" used by wandering monk...
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A stupa (from Sanskrit: m., स्तूप, stūpa, Tibetan མཆོད་རྟེན་ chöten, Sinhalese: දාගැබ, Pāli: थुप "thūpa", literally meaning "heap") is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing Buddhist r...
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List of Buddhist temples
This is a list of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas, and pagodas for which there are Wikipedia articles, sorted by location.
List of Buddhist temples - Wikipedia
Kanheri Caves
The Kanheri Caves (Sanskrit: कान्हेरीगुहाः Kānherī-guhāḥ) constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located to the north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. Located with...
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Haotian Pagoda
116°09′16″E / 39.7351°N 116.1545°E / 39.7351; 116.1545Haotian Pagoda (Chinese: 昊天塔; pinyin: Haòtiāntá; also known as Liangxiang Pagoda, 良乡塔) is a pavilion-style tower ...
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Barabar Caves
The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Bela Ganj Block of Gaya district,...
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List of Buddhist temples in Kyoto
There are 1,600 Buddhist temples scattered throughout the prefecture of Kyoto.
Palsangjeon (Hall of Eight Pictures) is a worship hall found on a Korean Buddhist temple complex that contains the "Palsang", the series of painted murals depicting the eight stages in the life of the...
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Kumtura Thousand Buddha Caves
The Kumtura Thousand Buddha Caves (Chinese: 库木吐喇千佛洞; pinyin: Kùmùtǔlǎ Qiānfódòng) (also Qumtura) is a Buddhist cave temple site in the Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, China. The site is located...
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Thousand Buddha Caves
Thousand Buddha Caves may refer to various buddhist religious sites:
Undavalli caves
The Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient vishwakarma sthapathis, are located in the village of Undavalli in Tadepalle Man...
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Lingyin Temple
Lingyin Temple (simplified Chinese: 灵隐寺; traditional Chinese: 靈隐寺; pinyin: Língyǐn Sì) is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The t...
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Thai temple art and architecture
Buddhist temples in Thailand are known as "wats", from the Pāḷi vāṭa, meaning an enclosure. A temple has an enclosing wall that divides it from the secular world.
The architecture of a Wat has see...
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Western Thousand Buddha Caves
The Western Thousand Buddha Caves (Chinese: 西千佛洞; pinyin: Xī Qiānfó Dòng) is a Buddhist cave temple site in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. The site is located approximately 35 km south...
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Gaden Choeling Nunnery
Ganden Choeling Nunnery or Geden Chöling (Wylie: dga' ldan chos gling dgon pa) is a Tibetan Buddhist vihara for Buddhist nuns in Dharamsala, India. It is near the monastery in which the 14th Dalai Lam...
Prang (architecture)
A prang is a tall tower-like spire, usually richly carved. They were a common shrine element of Hindu and Buddhist architecture in the Khmer Empire. They were later adapted by Buddhist builders in Tha...
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Shwemawdaw Paya
The Shwemawdaw Paya (Burmese: ရွှေမောဓော ဘုရား [ʃwè mɔ̀dɔ́ pʰəjá]; Mon: ကျာ်မုဟ်တ [tɕaɪʔmṵtú]) is a stupa located in Bago, Myanmar. It is often referred to as the Golden God Temple. At 375 fee...
Shwemawdaw Paya - Wikipedia