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Ajanta Caves (375) Cave 19 (Chaitya Griha)
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Buddhist - hindu temples
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Buddhist - Hindu temples around the world.

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Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26
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The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures …

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Alchi (45)
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Alchi, a village and monastery situated on the bank of Indus River 70 km from the capital in Leh, is situated, unlike the other gompas in Ladakh, …

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Kathmandu Valley (25) Bhaktapur - Durbar Square
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Bhaktapur, literally “Place of devotees”, also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, …

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Kathmandu Valley (133) Boudhanath
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Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa’s massive mandala …

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Kathmandu Valley (190) Budhanilkantha
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Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal, is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated …

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Chemrey (5)
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Chemrey, gompa of the Drukpa (Red Hat) sect in eastern Ladakh, was founded in 1664 as a memorial to a local king.

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Chittaurgarh (92)
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Chittaurgarh (Chittorgarh), is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas

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Ellora Caves (525) Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)
Photo: Ellora Caves, Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)

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Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Well-known …

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Tibet (221) Gyantse
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The town of Gyantse is strategically located in the Nyang Chu valley on the ancient trade routes from the Chumbi Valley, Yatung and Sikkim, which …

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Kathmandu Valley (68) Kirtipur
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Kirtipur is an ancient city in Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley 5 km south-west of the city of Kathmandu. In 1767, Kirtipur was annexed …

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Kusum Sarovar (161)
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Kusum Sarovar
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Kusum Sarovar, close to Govardhan, is crowned by the cenotaphs of the members of the royal family of Bharatpur, a significant architectural group …

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Lamayuru (1)
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Lamayuru Gompa, one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, housed up to 400 monks. The Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa (956 - 1041) …

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Tibet (87) Lhasa - Potala
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Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after …

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Wat Xieng Thong (319)
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Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Laos, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River. The capital was moved in …

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Matho (223) Festival of the Oracles
Photo: Matho, Festival of the Oracles

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Matho Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Ladakh east of Leh, is the only example of the Sakyapa sect. It is known for its annual Oracle Festival

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Mathura (83)
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Mathura, said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, was as per the epics Mahabharata, the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the …

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Nagda (122) Sahasra Bahu Temples
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Nagda is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the 6th century, Nagda was found by Nagaditya, the fourth Mewar King. Initially it was …

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Taktshang (4)
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Other Monasteries in Bhutan
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Other Monasteries in Bhutan: Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, …

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Tibet (171) Yumbu Lakhang
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Other Monasteries in Tibet
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Other Monasteries in Tibet: Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain or Ganden Namgyeling) is one of the “great threeGelug university monasteries …

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Wat Banan (4)
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Other sites in Cambodia
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Other sites in Cambodia: The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most …

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Paro (40) Festival of Paro
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Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical …

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Kathmandu Valley (64) Pashupatinath
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The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous sacred Hindu temple, dedicated to Pashupati (an incarnation of the Hindu Lord Shiva as “Lord of animals”). …

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Phyang (3)
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Phyang Gompa, a Buddhist monastery located 16 km west of Leh, was established in 1515. The monastery is one of only two in Ladakh belonging to the …

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Ranakpur (163) Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara
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Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. Light coloured marble has been …

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Rizong (10)
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Rizong Gompa, a Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Buddhist monastery, is situated at the top of a rocky side valley on the west of Alchi on the way to Lamayuru

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Saspol (75)
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Saspol has some caves with wall-paintings as old as those at Alchi.

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Tibet (25) Shigatse - Tashilumpo
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Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê, is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, founded in …

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Angkor Wat (5)
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Siem Reap
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Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which flourished …

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Spituk (20)
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Spituk Gompa, a Buddhist monastery located 8 km from Leh, was founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od in the 11th century.

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Stakna (27)
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Stakna Gompa, a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa Sect, is located 25 km south-west from Leh on the right bank of the Indus River. It was founded in …

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Stok (288) Stok Guru Tsechu Festival
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Stok Gompa, a Buddhist monastery 15 km south of Leh, was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th century. A ritual dance-mask festival is held …

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Kathmandu Valley (6) Swayambhunath
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Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as …

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Takthok (33)
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Takthok Gompa, a monastery in the Sakti village 46 km east of Leh in Ladakh, was founded in the mid 16th century during the reign of Tshewang

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Thiksey (36)
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Thiksey Gompa (Thiksay Gompa, Thikse Gompa, Tikse Gompa), a Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) Buddhist monastery, is located east of Leh at an altitude of …

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Varanasi (248) Prayag Ghat
Photo: Varanasi, Prayag Ghat

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Varanasi, also commonly known as Benares, is a city situated on the banks of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is regarded …

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Myanmar (77) Shwedagon
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Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon, literally “End of Strife”) is the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Yangon served as …

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