Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beautiful Buddhist Cave Temples (photos)

Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; (Religion)
Khao Luang Cave Temple, Phetburi, Thailand (Punjest Rojanapo)
Dawdawtaung (MyanmarVisa)
After seeing these stunning Buddhist temples located inside caves, we want to drop everything we are currently doing and visit them. The isolation of these sites serves to intensify the spiritual connection experienced by tourists and devotees. While some places of great veneration use architectural height to draw attention to the heavens (akasha deva loka or celestial worlds of great beauty and ease), these cave temples highlight the value of spiritual treasures that lie within. More
Datdawtaung Cave Temple, Mandalay region, Kyauk Sel, Burma (Leopard)
Ajanta Cave Temple Complex miraculously cut into solid stone, India (
Yungang Grottoes, Shanxi, China (Timothy Allen/Getty Images)

Jan. 25, 2014, Burmese Theravada Buddhist monks and tourists visit Kawgoon Cave, Pa-An township, Kayin state, Burma amid protective devas (Khin Maung Win/AP).
(SMS) A visit to Kaw Goon Cave, Burma, with this Mon language inscription: "This Buddha image was built while I, the queen of Mote-ta-ma, was staying in the town of Duwop. All Buddha images in the town of Duwop and its rural regions were built by me and my fellows." More
Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka (Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne/
Batu Caves in formerly Hindu/Buddhist peninsular Malaysia, Gombak (Laurie Noble/Getty)

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