10 incredible Buddhist monasteries around the world

Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan: Perched on a cliffside in the Himalayas, it offers breathtaking views of Paro Valley.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar: This iconic golden stupa in Yangon is a revered site for Buddhists worldwide.

Borobudur, Indonesia: This ancient temple complex is the largest Buddhist monument in the world.

Mahabodhi Temple, India: Located in Bodh Gaya, it's where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment.

Haeinsa Temple, South Korea: Home to the Tripitaka Koreana, a collection of Buddhist scriptures carved onto woodblocks.

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan: A stunning fortress and monastery nestled between two rivers.

Sera Monastery, Tibet: Known for its lively debates among monks and its intricate architecture.

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Japan: A Zen Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf, surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Wat Pho, Thailand: Famous for its enormous reclining Buddha statue and traditional Thai massage school.

Ta Prohm, Cambodia: A UNESCO World Heritage site where nature and temple ruins blend seamlessly.

These monasteries offer unique cultural and spiritual experiences and are often set in stunning natural surroundings.

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