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Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26

Ajanta (140 photos)

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

Ajanta
Alchi (45)

Alchi (40 photos)

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, on…

Alchi
Kathmandu Valley (25) Bhaktapur - Durbar Square

Bhaktapur (31 photos)

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

Bhaktapur
Kathmandu Valley (133) Boudhanath

Boudhanath (9 photos)

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

Boudhanath
Kathmandu Valley (190) Budhanilkantha

Budhanilkantha (8 photos)

Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal, is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated…

Budhanilkantha
Chemrey (5)

Chemrey (30 photos)

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

Chemrey
Chittaurgarh (92)

Chittaurgarh (69 photos)

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,…

Chittaurgarh
Ellora Caves (525) Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)

Ellora (118 photos)

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…

Ellora
Tibet (221) Gyantse

Gyantse (13 photos)

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…

Gyantse
Kathmandu Valley (68) Kirtipur

Kirtipur (11 photos)

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…

Kirtipur
Kusum Sarovar (161)

Kusum Sarovar (75 photos)

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

Kusum Sarovar
Lamayuru (1)

Lamayuru (30 photos)

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

Lamayuru
Tibet (87) Lhasa - Potala

Lhasa (36 photos)

Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining

Lhasa
Wat Xieng Thong (319)

Luang Prabang (380 photos)

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…

Luang Prabang
Matho (223) Festival of the Oracles

Matho (212 photos)

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

Matho
Mathura (83)

Mathura (37 photos)

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…

Mathura
Nagda (122) Sahasra Bahu Temples

Nagda (53 photos)

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…

Nagda
Taktshang (4)

Other Monasteries in Bhutan (54 photos)

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably…

Other Monasteries in Bhutan
Tibet (171) Yumbu Lakhang

Other Monasteries in Tibet (64 photos)

Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain or Ganden Namgyeling) is one of the “great threeGelug university monasteries of Tibet. Ganden Monastery

Other Monasteries in Tibet
Wat Banan (4)

Other sites in Cambodia (99 photos)

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least…

Other sites in Cambodia
Paro (40) Festival of Paro

Paro (126 photos)

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…

Paro
Kathmandu Valley (64) Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath (12 photos)

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

Pashupatinath
Phyang (3)

Phyang (16 photos)

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 …

Phyang
Ranakpur (163) Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara

Ranakpur (140 photos)

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…

Ranakpur
Rizong (10)

Rizong (17 photos)

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.…

Rizong
Saspol (75)

Saspol (25 photos)

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

Saspol
Tibet (25) Shigatse - Tashilumpo

Shigatse (51 photos)

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

Shigatse
Angkor Wat (5)

Siem Reap (109 photos)

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

Siem Reap
Spituk (20)

Spituk (25 photos)

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.

Spituk
Stakna (27)

Stakna (8 photos)

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…

Stakna
Stok (288) Stok Guru Tsechu Festival

Stok (242 photos)

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…

Stok
Kathmandu Valley (6) Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath (15 photos)

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…

Swayambhunath
Takthok (33)

Takthok (26 photos)

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 Namgyal

Takthok
Thiksey (36)

Thiksey (58 photos)

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

Thiksey
Varanasi (248) Prayag Ghat

Varanasi (160 photos)

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…

Varanasi
Myanmar (77) Shwedagon

Yangon (32 photos)

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…

Yangon

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