The most beautiful buddhist temples

The most beautiful Buddhist places in the world

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful buddhist temples
Inserted: 16.02.2020
Author: Petr Liška ©

The most beautiful Buddhist temples and places of the world can be found mainly in the countries of Southeast Asia. The architecture of these monuments will surely amaze you – monumental stupas, monasteries on hilltops, colorful scenes from Buddha's life. Let's take a look at the most beautiful Buddhist places in the world.

Angkor Wat

The largest religious complex of the world

| Altitude: 37 m / 121 ft

The most significant monument of Southeast Asia is undoubtedly the extensive complex of Angkor Wat. He even… continue reading

Potala Palce

The most famous monument in Tibet

| Altitude: 3 655 m / 11 991 ft

Potala Palace is the unmistakable symbol of Tibet in the capital of Lhasa. It is also a monastery and the… continue reading


The largest Buddhist temple in the world

| Altitude: 269 m / 883 ft

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's… continue reading

Palcho Gompa

Gorgeous Monastery in Gyantse

| Altitude: 4 030 m / 13 222 ft

Palcho Gompa is a beautiful monastery located on the outskirts of Gyantse. The Kumbum is the largest stupa in… continue reading

Wat Phra Kaew

Thai holiest Thai temple

| Altitude: 8 m / 26 ft

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the heart of Bangkok, in the area of the Great Royal Palace. In its essence, it… continue reading

Boudhanath stupa

The Most Holy Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu

| Altitude: 1 360 m / 4 462 ft

One of the most interesting places in the entire Kathmandu Basin is the Boudhanath Stupa. Stupa is located in… continue reading

Wat Arun

The Temple of Dawn

| Altitude: 7 m / 23 ft

On the west bank of Chao Praya river stands the Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun. The central prang built in the… continue reading

Thiksey Gompa Monastery

The most famous monastery in Ladakh

| Altitude: 3 312 m / 10 866 ft

Ladakh is renowned for its beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Probably the most well-known and the most visited… continue reading

Cave temples of Dambulla

Thousands of Buddhas in a rock temple

| Altitude: 265 m / 869 ft

Cave temples in Dambulle are among the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. You will find thousands of different… continue reading

Wat Pho

The Temple of the reclining Buddha

| Altitude: 12 m / 39 ft

Wat Pho also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon is known mainly due to the huge lying Buddha. It is considered as… continue reading


Sacred royal city

| Altitude: 90 m / 295 ft

In the center of the northern part of Sri Lanka is located the ancient, sacred royal city of Anuradhapura.… continue reading

Erdene Zuu Monastery

One of the most important monuments of Mongolia

| Altitude: 1 462 m / 4 797 ft

The Buddhist Erdene Zuu Monastery (probably the oldest in Mongolia) was founded at the end of the 16th… continue reading

Swayambhunath Stupa

Sacred Monkey Temple

| Altitude: 1 400 m / 4 593 ft

Stupa Swayambhunath is one of the three most important religious sites in Kathmandu. Thanks to its location… continue reading

Hemis Gompa Monastery

Monastery high above Indus River

| Altitude: 3 697 m / 12 129 ft

The Hemis Gompa Monastery is one of the most famous in the surroundings of town of Léh. Monastery has a… continue reading

Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

| Altitude: 2 092 m / 6 864 ft

Chongseng Temple (2 150m above sea level) is a truly monumental pavilion. The length is almost two kilometers… continue reading

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