Tag: temple

May 1, 2018

The Amazing Temples of Myanmar from Above (10 Photos)

The Amazing Temples of Myanmar from Above (10 Photos)

A gallery of breathtaking aerials by Dimitar Karanikolov

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Jul 10, 2017

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

A sandstone Buddha statue nestled in the tree roots beside the minor chapels of Wat Maha That, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Dec 8, 2016

Picture of the Day: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto, Japan

Picture of the Day: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji is a Zen Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site in northern Kyoto first built in 1397

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Jun 22, 2016

Picture of the Day: 2,200 Year Old Paint Preserved By Dry Desert Air

Picture of the Day: 2,200 Year Old Paint Preserved By Dry Desert Air

The incredible painted ceiling at Egypt’s Temple of Hathor, the main temple at the Dendera Temple Complex which was built ca 2250 BC

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Jan 27, 2016

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries

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Oct 17, 2014

A Forest Shrine in Japan

A Forest Shrine in Japan

In the town of Takamori-machi, in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, lies a forest shrine known as Kamishikimikumano. The beautiful Shinto shrine was setting for a popular one-shot, shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa called Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light). In the embedded Google Map below you can see…

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Sep 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Photograph by Charles J Sharp Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple…

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Apr 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

Picture of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN KYOTO Photograph by T. KIYA on Flickr For three weeks starting from the vernal equinox (around March 20), cherry blossoms in Kyoto (known as sakura in Japan) begin to bloom. The annual event is wildly popular in Japan as people flock to popular blooming locations all over the country.…

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Oct 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Let There Be Light

Picture of the Day: Let There Be Light

LET THERE BE LIGHT Photograph by LIN TUN/Leopard Photography Website | deviantART | Facebook In this gorgeous capture by Lin Tun, we see a lone monk basking in the sunlight at a Buddhist cave temple in Myanmar. According to PhotoBotos.com, this is Datdawtaung Cave near the town to Kyaukse which is in…

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Jun 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

THE TEMPLE CAVE OF BATU Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF | stuckincustoms.com Batu Caves is a limestone hill which has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometers (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows…

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