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Province
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Place
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Lebanon
Qadisha Valley
Bcharre
 The town is dominated by St Saba Church.
Bahai
Israel / Palestine
Haifa
 Shrine dedicated to the founder of the Bahai faith who was executed in 1850.
Buddhism
Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
 Chinese temple.
Buddhism
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Wat Phnom
 The prayer hall.
Buddhism
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
 Wat Ounalom was rebuilt after being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge.
Buddhism
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees was founded in the 6th century. The Flower Pagoda is 55m high.
Buddhism
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Yang Tong Temple
 The 1000 year old Yang Tong Temple in Kunming.
Buddhism
China
Yunnan
Lijiang
Wuhuang Lu Temple
 The Tibetan style Wuhuang Lu Temple.
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Monks calling the faithful to prayer.
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 The Tashilhunpo Monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447.
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The Pelkor Chode Monastery dates from the 13th century.
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Jokhang Temple
 The Jokhang Temple is in the centre of old Lhasa.
Buddhism
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 Drepung Monastery is on a hillside overlooking Lhasa and is one of the largest in the world.
Buddhism
China
Sichuan
Chengdu
Wenshu Monastery
 The 1200 year old Wenshu Monastery.
Buddhism
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Linyin Temple
 The 4th century Linyin Temple is one of the oldest in China.
Buddhism
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Linggu Park
 The Beamless Hall was built in 1831 from brick and uses no wood.
Buddhism
China
Beijing
Lama Temple
 Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese writing on the Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing.
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Ngong Ping
 The setting of the Tian Tan Buddha.
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Tian Tan Buddha
 The Buddha is surrounded by six bodhisattvas each weighing two tonnes.
Buddhism
China
Hong Kong
Lantau Island
Po Lin Monastery
 Priest in the monastery.
Buddhism
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Tikse
 Tikse Gompa is a spectacular Buddhist monastery in the Himalayan region of Ladakh.
Buddhism
India
West Bengal
Darjeeling
 The Yiga Chhoiling Monastery.
Buddhism
India
Orissa
Dhauli
 The Peace Pagoda tops Dhauligiri Hill.
Buddhism
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Chandragupta Temple was built in 3rd century BC by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka.
Buddhism
Indonesia
Java
Borobudur
 Borobudur is the largest Buddhist structure in the world.
Buddhism
Indonesia
Bali
Banjar
Buddhist Temple
 Buddha.
Buddhism
Japan
Kamakura
 Shrine to Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The temple is the mother temple for all Buddhist temples in Japan.
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Nanzen-Ji Temple
 The temple is Zen Buddhist.
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Eikando Temple
 The temple is set in a forest.
Buddhism
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The temple is of the Omuro school of Buddhism.
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Kofukuji Temple
 The temple was founded in 710.
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 The Main Hall of the temple is the largest wooden building in the world.
Buddhism
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 The temple dates from the 6th century.
Buddhism
Malaysia
Penang Island
Kek Lok Si Temple
 The Million Buddhas Pagoda.
Buddhism
Malaysia
Jambu
Wat Phothivihan
 Small shrine.
Buddhism
Malaysia
Jambu
Wat Phothivihan
 The face of the reclining Buddha.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Rangoon
Shwedagon Pagoda
 Reclining Buddha, dating from 1769.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 Kyanktawgyi Pagoda.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 The Marble Buddha.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mandalay Hill
 The Kuthodaw Pagoda.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Shwenadaw Monastery
 The Shwenadaw Monastery is constructed from wood.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 One of the many temples in the complex.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 Ornate golden tower.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Mingun
Hsinbyume Pagoda
 A small Buddhist shrine.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Sagaing
Kaunghmudan Pagoda
 The Kaunghmudan Pagoda is modelled after a well-endowed Burmese queen.
Buddhism
Myanmar
Pagan
 The main temple in the village of Pagan.
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Mahabuddha Temple
 Mahabuddha Temple is modelled on a famous temple in India.
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bodhnath
Bodhnath Stupa
 The Bodhnath Stupa is the largest in Nepal.
Buddhism
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 The great stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels.
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Tragdobuk Valley
Junbesi
 Decoration on the Junbesi Gompa.
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Trakshindo Monastery
 Detail of the outside of the monastery.
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Ghat
 Painted prayer wheel in the temple.
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Bhote Khosi Valley
 A long mani wall and chorten.
Buddhism
Nepal
Everest Trek
Imja Khola Valley
Upper Pengboche
 Pengboche Gompa is the oldest temple in the region.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Bagerchhap
 A Buddhist shrine.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Chame
 Buddhist shrine.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
 A carved mani stone indicates the influence of Tibetan Buddhism.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Upper Marsyandi Valley
Pisang
 The Buddhist temple overlooks the village.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Hongde
 Painted Buddha.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Mungli
 A Buddhist chorten.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Braga
 The temple at Braga contains thousands of Buddhas brought from Tibet after 1959.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Braga
 Mani stone carved with stories of the Buddha and Tibetan writing.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 Tibetan style Buddhist temple.
Buddhism
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Kali Gandaki Valley
Tukche
 Tukche Monastery overlooked by the 6380m high Manapati.
Buddhism
Philippines
Mindanao
Davao
Lon Wa Temple
 The interior.
Buddhism
Singapore
Singapore
Temple of 1000 Lights
 15m high seated Buddha.
Buddhism
Singapore
Singapore
Chinatown
 A Hakka temple.
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
A small hermitage.
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
Popju Sa Temple
The temple complex dates from 553.
Buddhism
South Korea
Songni San National Park
Popju Sa Temple
The Buddha.
Buddhism
South Korea
Cheju Island
Cheju City
Gwandok Jok Pavillion dates from the 15th century.
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
Temple on the valley floor.
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
Paper lamp with Buddhist symbols.
Buddhism
South Korea
Namsan National Park
Shrine at a hermitage.
Buddhism
South Korea
Mount Gaya
Haen-Sa Temple
The popular temple dates from 802 AD.
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Kandy
Temple of the Tooth
 The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
Buddhism
Sri Lanka
Kandy
 Lankatilake Temple near Kandy.
Buddhism
Taiwan
Taipei
Lungshan Temple
 The Lungshan Temple is the oldest in Taipei (18th century).
Buddhism
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 The Kai Yuan Temple is Buddhist and dates from 1689.
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 The chamber containing the Emerald Buddha.
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Benjamabophit
 Wat Benjamabophit is one of the many Buddhist temples in the city.
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
 Wat Pho is the city's largest and oldest temple.
Buddhism
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Intharawihan
 Wat Intharawihan is famous for its 33m high standing Buddha.
Buddhism
Thailand
Nakhorn Pathon
Phra Pathom
 Phra Pathom is the world's tallest Buddhist monument (127m) in Nakhorn Pathon. It dates from 6th century.
Buddhism
Thailand
Nakhorn Pathon
Phra Pathom
 The main (standing) Buddha at Phra Pathom.
Buddhism
Thailand
Ayutthaya
 Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit is a colourful Thai temple.
Buddhism
Thailand
Phitsanulok
 Wat Phra Si is an important pilgrimage temple.
Buddhism
Thailand
Nong Khai
 The 16th century Wat Phra That Bang.
Buddhism
Thailand
Phu Thawk
 Parts of the monastery are perched on the rock face.
Buddhism
Thailand
That Panom
Wat Phra That Phanom
 Sheltered Buddha.
Buddhism
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Cholon
 The Giac Lam Pagoda is the oldest temple in the city dating from 1744.
Buddhism
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Cholon
 The Giac Vien Pagoda is a 200 year old Buddhist monastery.
Buddhism
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Long Son Pagoda
 The Long Son Pagoda dates from 1886 and is set on a hill.
Buddhism-Taoism
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Emperor of Jade Temple
 The Emperor of Jade.
Cao Daism
Vietnam
Tay Ninh
Cao Dai Temple
 The colourful Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh.
Cao Daism
Vietnam
Da Nang
 The Cao Dai temple in Da Nang is the second largest in Vietnam.
Chinese Religion
China
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island
Man Mo Temple
 The smoky interior of the temple.
Christianity / Islam
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Tomb of John the Baptist.
Christianity: Catholic
Andorra
Canillo
Sant Joan de Caselles Church
 The church dates from the 12th century.

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