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10 Amazing Buddhist Monasteries

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Monasteries are spiritual institutions where worshipers devote their lives to serving their god and humanity. These monasteries gradually developed into centers of learning where philosophical principles were developed and debated. Millions of people from different parts of the world flock to these temples of faith in search of peace.

Some are perched on mountains, others are thousands of years old. Let us have a look at some of the 10 Amazing Buddhist Monasteries in the world that inspire awe and reverence

01. Ganden Monastery
Ganden Monastery is one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.

Amazing Buddhist Monasteries
 flickr/Pet_r

02.Taktsang Dzong
Paro Taktsang is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex  in Bhutan
Taktsang Dzong
 flickr/Goran Hoglund

03. Erdene Zuu Monastery
The Erdene Zuu Monastery is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia.
Erdene Zuu Monastery
 flickr/Honza Soukup

03. Hanging Monastery
The Hanging Temple is a temple built into a cliff near Mount Heng in China.
Hanging Monastery

05. Key Gompa
Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in India.
Key Gompa
 flickr/4ocima

06. Lama Temple
Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery in China.
Lama Temple
 dreamstime/© Daniel Prudek

07. Punakha Dzong
The Punakha Dzong is the administrative centre of Punakha District in  Bhutan.
Punakha Dzong
 flickr/jmhullot

08. Taung Kalat
The Taung Kalat pedestal hill is sometimes itself called Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres above sea level, and located in central Myanmar
Taung Kalat
 flickr/exfordy

09. Thikse Monastery
hiksay Monastery is a gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
 Thikse Monastery

10. Yumbulagang
Yumbulagang  is an ancient structure in the Yarlung Valley in the vicinity of Tsetang in the southern Tibet
Yumbulagang
flickr/RobertF


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