Tag: temple

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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Feb 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto Photograph by Marser on Flickr In this serene capture we see the tea and meditation room at the beautiful and historic Ruriko-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Located about an hour outside of central Kyoto, the temple can be reached via train to Yase station. The temple is…

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Jan 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: Bali’s Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Picture of the Day: Bali’s Tanah Lot Sea Temple

BALI’S TANAH LOT SEA TEMPLE Photograph by Fabio Gismondi Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home of a pilgrimage temple, the Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”), and a popular tourist and cultural icon. Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from…

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Dec 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

TA PROHM TEMPLE, CAMBODIA Photograph by Peter Nijenhuis Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the…

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