Haeinsa, Korea

Haeinsa Temple is located on Mount Kaya. This is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Korea. The pagoda was first built in 802. Then the temple restored it in 1818. Haeinsa Temple has a complete collection of texts, teachings, and Buddhist agreements. In 1995 Haeinsa temple was officially recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage.

Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun is located on the Thonburi shore in the Chao Phraya River. It is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples. This temple attracts the most tourists in Bangkok.

Pha That Luang, Laos

Pha That Luang Pagoda means the Great Tower or the sacred relics Tower. This is one of the most important relics in Vientiane, Laos. Pha That Luang Temple was built in 1566. The temple has a giant tower block representing Buddhist enlightenment. The highest place represents the world of nothingness. The lowest place represents the physical world.

Jokhang, Tibet

Jokhang is a sacred temple according to Tantric Buddhism. This temple is located in the center of the old town of Lhasa in Barkhor, Tibet. The Jokhang Temple attracts many Buddhist pilgrims every year. The temple was built by King Tung Lan Can Bo (605 – 649) in the 7th century (647). The temple has a mixed architecture between India, Nepal, and China. Jokhang Temple is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2000.

Todaiji, Japan

Temple of Todaiji is the largest wooden temple in the world. This temple was built in Nara city, Japan from the 8th century by Emperor Shomu (701 – 756). Temple of Todaiji is the most important Buddhist shrine in the land of Fusang. Currently, the pagoda also keeps sophisticated carvings of many precious and rare relics and antiques.

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