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Religion
Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Description Year
Taken
Bahai
Israel / Palestine
Haifa
Tomb of Baha'u'llah
 Shrine dedicated to the founder of the Bahai faith who was executed in 1850.
1986
Buddhism
Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
 Chinese temple.
2016
Buddhism
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Wat Phnom
 The prayer hall.
1992
Buddhism
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
 Wat Ounalom was rebuilt after being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge.
1992
Buddhism
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees was founded in the 6th century. The Flower Pagoda is 55m high.
1988
Buddhism
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Yang Tong Temple
 The 1000 year old Yang Tong Temple in Kunming.
1988
Buddhism
China
Yunnan
Lijiang
Wuhuang Lu Temple
 The Tibetan style Wuhuang Lu Temple.
1988
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Monks calling the faithful to prayer.
1990
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 The Tashilhunpo Monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447.
1990
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The Pelkor Chode Monastery dates from the 13th century.
1990
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Jokhang Temple
 The Jokhang Temple is in the centre of old Lhasa.
1990
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 Drepung Monastery is on a hillside overlooking Lhasa and is one of the largest in the world.
1990
Buddhism
China
Sichuan
Chengdu
Wenshu Monastery
 The 1200 year old Wenshu Monastery.
1988
Buddhism
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Linyin Temple
 The 4th century Linyin Temple is one of the oldest in China.
1988
Buddhism
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Linggu Park
 The Beamless Hall was built in 1831 from brick and uses no wood.
1988
Buddhism
China
Beijing
Lama Temple
 Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese writing on the Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing.
1988
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Ngong Ping
 The setting of the Tian Tan Buddha.
2012
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Tian Tan Buddha
 The Buddha is surrounded by six bodhisattvas each weighing two tonnes.
2012
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Po Lin Monastery
 Priest in the monastery.
2012
Buddhism
India
Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala
 Tibetan stupa.
1983
Buddhism
India
Himachal Pradesh
Manali
 Painting showing Buddhist mythology.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
 Ladakh is mainly Biddhist.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Leh
 Leh Gompa is a monastery built in 1430.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
 Thikse Gompa is a spectacular Buddhist monastery in the Indus Valley at 3600m.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
 Head of the Maitreya Buddha.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Indus Valley
 Buddhist rock carving.
1983
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Indus Valley
 The 15th century Shey Gompa was once a palace.
1983
Buddhism
India
West Bengal
Darjeeling
 The Yiga Chhoiling Monastery.
1988
Buddhism
India
Orissa
Dhauli
 The Peace Pagoda tops Dhauligiri Hill.
1988
Buddhism
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Chandragupta Temple was built in 3rd century BC by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka.
1989
Buddhism
Indonesia
Java
Borobudur
 Borobudur is the largest Buddhist structure in the world.
1992
Buddhism
Indonesia
Bali
Banjar
Buddhist Temple
 Buddha.
1983
Buddhism
Japan
Kamakura
 Shrine to Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The temple is the mother temple for all Buddhist temples in Japan.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Nanzen-Ji Temple
 The temple is Zen Buddhist.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Eikando Temple
 The temple is set in a forest.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The temple is of the Omuro school of Buddhism.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Kofukuji Temple
 The temple was founded in 710.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 The Main Hall of the temple is the largest wooden building in the world.
1988
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 The temple dates from the 6th century.
1988
Buddhism
Malaysia
Penang Island
Kek Lok Si Temple
 The Million Buddhas Pagoda.
1983
Buddhism
Malaysia
Jambu
Wat Phothivihan
 Small shrine.
1992
Buddhism
Malaysia
Jambu
Wat Phothivihan
 The face of the reclining Buddha.
1992
Buddhism
Myanmar
Rangoon
Shwedagon Pagoda
 Reclining Buddha, dating from 1769.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 Kyanktawgyi Pagoda.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 The Marble Buddha.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 The Kuthodaw Pagoda.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Shwenadaw Monastery
 The Shwenadaw Monastery is constructed from wood.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 One of the many temples in the complex.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 Ornate golden tower.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mingun
Hsinbyume Pagoda
 A small Buddhist shrine.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Sagaing
Kaunghmudan Pagoda
 The Kaunghmudan Pagoda is modelled after a well-endowed Burmese queen.
1983
Buddhism
Myanmar
Pagan
 The main temple in the village of Pagan.
1983
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Mahabuddha Temple
 Mahabuddha Temple is modelled on a famous temple in India.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bodhnath
Bodhnath Stupa
 The Bodhnath Stupa is the largest in Nepal.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 The great stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Tragdobuk Valley
Junbesi
 Decoration on the Junbesi Gompa.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Trakshindo Monastery
 Detail of the outside of the monastery.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Ghat
 Painted prayer wheel in the temple.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Bhote Khosi Valley
 A long mani wall and chorten.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Imja Khola Valley
Upper Pengboche
 Pengboche Gompa is the oldest temple in the region.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Bagerchhap
 A Buddhist shrine.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Chame
 Buddhist shrine.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
 A carved mani stone indicates the influence of Tibetan Buddhism.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Pisang
 The Buddhist temple overlooks the village.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Hongde
 Painted Buddha.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Mungli
 A Buddhist chorten.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Braga
 The temple at Braga contains thousands of Buddhas brought from Tibet after 1959.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Braga
 Mani stone carved with stories of the Buddha and Tibetan writing.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 Tibetan style Buddhist temple.
1990
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Kali Gandaki Valley
Tukche
 Tukche Monastery overlooked by the 6380m high Manapati.
1990
Buddhism
Philippines
Mindanao
Davao
Lon Wa Temple
 The interior.
1988
Buddhism
Singapore
Singapore
Temple of 1000 Lights
 15m high seated Buddha.
1992
Buddhism
Singapore
Singapore
Chinatown
 A Hakka temple.
1992
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
 A small hermitage.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
Popju Sa Temple
 The temple complex dates from 553.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
Popju Sa Temple
 The Buddha.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Cheju Island
Cheju City
 Gwandok Jok Pavillion dates from the 15th century.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
 Temple on the valley floor.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
 Paper lamp with Buddhist symbols.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
 Shrine at a hermitage.
1988
Buddhism
South Korea
Mount Gaya
Haen-Sa Temple
 The popular temple dates from 802 AD.
1988
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Kandy
Natha Devale Temple
Three Buddhas: seated, standing and reclining.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Kandy
Temple of the Tooth
 The Temple of the Tooth.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Embekke
 The Lankatilake Temple near Kandy dates from the 14th century.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Embekke
Devale Temple
The Devale Temple.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Embekke
Gadaladeniya Temple
The Gadaladeniya Temple is atop of a hill.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Aluvihara
Rock Monastery
Seated and reclining Buddhas.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Dambulla
Standing Buddha inside a cave temple.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Polonnaruwa
A Buddhist shrine.
1983
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Mihintale
Shrine within Mahaseya Dagoba.
1983
Buddhism
Taiwan
Taipei
Lungshan Temple
 The Lungshan Temple is the oldest in Taipei (18th century).
1988
Buddhism
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 The Kai Yuan Temple is Buddhist and dates from 1689.
1988
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 The chamber containing the Emerald Buddha.
1992
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Benjamabophit
 Wat Benjamabophit is one of the many Buddhist temples in the city.
1983
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
 Wat Pho is the city's largest and oldest temple.
1992
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Intharawihan
 Wat Intharawihan is famous for its 33m high standing Buddha.
1992
Buddhism
Thailand
Nakhorn Pathon
Phra Pathom
 Phra Pathom is the world's tallest Buddhist monument (127m) in Nakhorn Pathon. It dates from 6th century.
1988
Buddhism
Thailand
Nakhorn Pathon
Phra Pathom
 The main (standing) Buddha at Phra Pathom.
1988
Buddhism
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit
 Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit is a colourful Thai temple.
1992

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