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Angkor Wat Painting – Monks

Angkor Wat Painting – Monks

My partner and I visited Angkor Wat in November of 2001. We followed Dawn Rooney's book for six days, visiting numerous wats. We'd go out with a driver early in the morning and come back for lunch, relax for a couple of hours and then head back out later...

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Swoyambunath Stupa, Nepal

Swoyambunath Stupa, Nepal

In October, 2008, my partner and I spent a week in the Kathmandu Valley. We stayed at the Hyatt overlooking the Boudnath Temple, more correctly spelled Boudhanath stupa, although you’ll find it both ways. I’ll do another post on Boudhanath, this post is to write about...

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Naga and the Buddha

Naga and the Buddha

Nagas are everywhere in Buddhist art and architecture. In order to visit Angkor Thom in Cambodia, you need to walk across a bridge adorned on either side with the Naga balistrade. Here the Naga provides protection from the moat and linkage between heaven...

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

  Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Sacred Tooth is the holiest Buddhist site in Sri Lanka. The temple is located within the old Palace complex. When we visited, we needed to go through a rigorous security checkpoint due to the bombing by the Tamil Tigers on January...

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Sigiriya Lion Rock, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Lion Rock, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Lion Rock rises 360 meters above sea level. While it is not a Buddhist pilgrimage site, it is very important historically and archaeologically and is one of the UNESCO Cultural Triangle sites. As described later in this post, it was also home...

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A Tour of Sri Lanka Buddhist Sites

A Tour of Sri Lanka Buddhist Sites

Dambulla Cave Temples or Temple of the Golden Mountain Polonnaruwa, the 2nd ancient capital of Sri Lanka Sigiriya Lion Rock Temple of the Tooth in Kandy We visited Sri Lanka in November, 2007. Sri Lanka has been a Buddhist country for the past 2000 years,...

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