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China — Of monks and men

Bruce Holmes had an experience of art and religion in LuoYang, a Buddhist heartland and part of the civilisation cradle of China.

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Jainism in India

Jainism was born in India about the same period as Buddhism. It was established by Mahavira in about 500 B. C. Mahavira like Buddha belonged to the warrior caste. Mahavira was called ‘Jina’ meaning the big winner and from this name was derived the name of the religion.

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Sacred Korea

Buddhism, its philosophy, culture and temples, is crucial to an understanding of Korea, past and present. But until 2002, tourists found it difficult to access the knowledge and the riches of Korean Buddhism.

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Buddhism in Thailand - by Buddhanet

It is widely believed by Thais, that Emperor Ashoka sent Buddhist missionaries to Thailand in the 3rd century B.C. While this is quite possible, there is at present no evidence to support this belief. In the main, however, it came with Indian traders and settlers who for seven hundred years, frequented the shores of Burma, Malaya, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia.

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The Silk Road — Part 2/2

The Greatest Years
The height of the importance of the Silk Road was during the Tang dynasty, with relative internal stability in China after the divisions of the earlier dynasties since the Han. The individual states has mostly been assimilated, and the threats from marauding peoples was rather less.

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Thailand-Myanmar Join Hands in Promoting the "Buddhist"

Bangkok, Thailand — As ASEAN member countries agreed to develop the Buddhist Circuit/Pilgrimage Tourism for ASEAN and India, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is positive that this would be another great effort which would encourage all members to cooperate together in the tourism promotion and marketing within ASEAN.

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In Frenetic Katmandu, Finding a Quiet Space

Kathmandu, Nepal — As dusk rolls in from the distant Himalayas, I nervously dart into the chaos of vehicles roaring up and down Boudha Tusal, my eyes fixed on the ornately carved stone gateway across the boulevard.

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The Spartan "temple stay" program for foreign visitors - a taste of Buddhist life in South Korea

It may look easy, though it’s not. Buddhist prostration involves folding giraffe-like down onto your knees and - after a face-down inclination - coming up again. Next to me, a monk was going at it hell-for-leather.

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Gyeongju, Korea’s ancient face

Gyeongju, which lies in the eastern part of South Korea, is famous for its history of more than 1,000 years, especially as the capital of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC-935 AD). The Silla kingdom arose at the turn of the 1st millennium and ruled most of the Korean peninsula from the 7th to the 9th centuries.

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China — Ice and Snow Festival starts in Harbin

People look at giant ice sculptures at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. Over 50 million yuan and 100,000 cubic meters of ice were consumed there for the sculptures of the 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival which started on Monday.

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