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In the foothills of the Himalayas - a Tibetan monk turning prayer wheels - Tongren, Tibet - photo - staci j guthrie

Tibetan monks, Tongren, Tibet - photo stacijguthrie

mass ordination of 34,000 monks - thailand

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Geghard Monastery, Armenia The monastery of Geghard (Armenian: Գեղարդ, meaning spear) is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

Geghard Monastery, Armenia The monastery of Geghard (Armenian: Գեղարդ, meaning spear) is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

Geghard Monastery, Armenia The monastery of Geghard (Armenian: Գեղարդ, meaning spear) is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

Geghard Monastery, Armenia The monastery of Geghard (Armenian: Գեղարդ, meaning spear) is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia

Moldovita Monastery, Romania.

Roussanou Monastery, Meteora, Greece.

✮ Wenshu Monastery Gardens - Chendu, China - This Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery was built in the Tang Dynasty between 605 - 617 and constitutes the finest preserved ancient temple in Chengdu.

Smiling by rickyalexander

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley, is one of the holiest places in Bhutan.

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Young Monk at Shigatse Monastery, Tibet

Cherepish Monastery Built in the 13th Century Located in the Bolkan Mountain near Vratza city