The Hidden Beauty of Buddhist Cave Temples


The isolation of these temples creates an intensified spiritual connection for the visitors. The practice started in central Aisa and migrated East over time. While some places of worship use architectural height to draw attention up to the heavens, these cave temples highlight the value of spiritual treasures that lie within (Source: The Open Mind).

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Phraya Nakhon Cave: Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand

Myanmar - on the Buddha's path

Sadan Cave: Kayin State, Myanmar

Cave No, 16, Kailash Temple, Ellora, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Ellora Caves: Maharashtra, India

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Datdawtaung Cave: Mandalay region, Myanmar

A man walks past Buddha images inside Ya The Byan cave

Yathae Pyan Cave: Kayin state, Myanmar

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Pindaya Caves: Pindaya, Myanmar

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Wat Tham Erawan: Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand

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Yungang Grottoes: Shanxi, China

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Khao Luang Cave Temple: Phetburi, Thailand

3 responses

  1. Moonstruck Moxxi

    Reblogged this on Dreams from the North and commented:
    Also reblogging this one from Metal Gaia.

    I love these temples, because I can imagine being a traveling Buddhist Monk, and finding one of these places as i took shelter from a storm– raw, untouched by the hand of man, and full of the divine energy of nature. And I look to my travelling companions and say “We shall pray HERE.”

    Sometimes a constructed church or temple just has no way of matching the divinity that can be channeled by these scared spaces.

    April 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  2. Beautiful, and thank Buddha and the gods they have not been destroyed by fundamentalist religious radicals. Reblogging so TY. Blessings MG.

    April 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:
    Beautiful, and thank Buddha and the gods they have not been destroyed by fundamentalist religious radicals. Reblogging so TY. Blessings MG.

    April 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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