China

Yong He Gong, Beijing

The Yonghe Temple , popularly known as the “Lama Temple” is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing, China. It is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world…

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Kumbum Monastery, Qinghai

Kumbum Monastery located in a narrow valley close to the village of Lusar, and about seventeen miles southwest of Xining is a Buddhist monastery part of the historical Tibetan province of Amdo, now in Qinghai province of China. It was there in the former that Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism was born in 1357 and was later founded in 1583.

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Leshan, Chengdu

The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan…

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Ling Yin Temple, Hangzhou

Ling Yin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou. The temple’s name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul’s Retreat, and is one of the wealthiest Buddhist temples in China…

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Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha is a large bronze statue of a Buddha located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion…

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