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Sarnath — Holy Place of the first Teachings

After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the ’Wheel of the Dharma’. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching first flowed.

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The top 10 sightseeing spots in Kyoto Prefecture

With more than a thousand unique temples and countless sites of natural beauty, planning a short trip to Kyoto can be no easy task. Thankfully, there’s a Japanese travel website that’s made things easy with a top ten list of unmissable places in the region. If you’re looking for a way to escape the information overload and simply visit the best that Kyoto Prefecture has to offer, then this list–complied by native Japanese no less–might just be the list for you.

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Mogao Caves - China

The Mogao Caves (aka Mogao Grottoes, Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, or Caves of Dunhuang) are a system of Buddhist cave temples near the city of Dunhuang in Gansu province. They were a center of culture on the Silk Road from the 4th to the 14th centuries and contain a religious artworks spanning that entire period.

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Angkor Wat-Cambodia

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

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The 10 most exquisite sacred forests in Japan

From the myriad sacred forests throughout Japan, we have selected the 10 most representative of the archipelago’s natural regions. These woodlands serve not only as objects of worship but also as precious places where people can purify their souls and refresh their spirits. Each presents a uniquely different habitat of flora and fauna.

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Spiritual Travel and Pilgrimages - Shatrunajaya, India

While the majority of pilgrimage places in India are sacred to the followers of Hinduism, there are numerous holy sites of other religions such as Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. Jainism is a religion and philosophy native to India founded in about the 6th century BC by the sage Mahavira.

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Potala palace in panoramic view

Thanks to UNESCO’s world heritage website, you can visit 274 cultural and natural sites in panophotographies, through immersive and interactive panoramic images.

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Buddhism in Nepal

Buddhism in Nepal dates from the birth of Siddharta Gautama himself. Legend has it that many bodhisattvas and previous Buddhas also visited the land. Monuments to these Buddhas can still be seen.

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Top 5 Buddhist tourism destinations of Asia

There are far too many sites that have great spiritual significance for Buddhists for any short list to contain them all. But we will look at a sampling of such destinations in five countries.

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India - The Burning Ghats of Varanasi

Varanasi (Benares, Banaras, Kashi), on the left bank of the Ganga (Ganges), is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus. Among the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, its early history is that of the first Aryan settlement in the middle Ganga valley.

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