Wat Samphran Near Bangkok Is A 17-storey Buddhist Temple With A Giant Dragon Wrapped Around It
About 40 km west of Bangkok lies the district of Samphran, where there is a rather odd-looking Wat or Buddhist temple. The temple complex has a giant golden Buddha statue and several shrines and smaller statues within, but the one that draws the eyes of tourists is a 17-storey pink tower with an ... More
Hill Of The Buddha By Tadao Ando Is A Stunning Place With A Giant Buddha Statue That Invites To Meditation
Born in 1941, Tadao Ando is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects. Characteristics of his work include large expanses of unadorned architectural concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors and large windows. Active natural elements, like sun, rain, and wind are a ... More
A Scan Reveals A 1,000 Year Old Mummified Monk Hidden In A Statue.
A statue of a sitting Buddha that made its way from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands revealed an extraordinary secret: a 1,000-year-old mummified monk. The mummy was discovered, encased in a cavity in the statue, when a private buyer brought it to an expert for restoration. It's ... More
“Hanging Monastery” Or “Xuankong Temple” In China Has Been Defying Gravity For 1,500 Years
Hanging 246 feet (75 metres) above the ground, this unique monument was built into a cliff by monks near Mount Heng, near Datong, more than 1,500 years ago. More