Haeinsa Temple, Hapcheon Haeinsa Temple is a significant milestone that houses some of the country’s most precious religious artifacts. These include the world’s oldest intact Buddhist canon, the Tripitaka Koreana, the oldest wooden Buddha statue in South Korea, and UNESCO world heritage storage hall of Buddhist Sutras called Janggyeong Panjeon. (Haeinsa Temple, 10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, +82 55 934 3000)
The Hypogeum in Malta is the only prehistoric underground temple in the world. The temple consists of halls, chambers and passages carved out of rock. Thought to be originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistoric times. The complex is grouped in three levels – the upper level (3600-3300 BC), the middle level (3300-3000 BC), and the lower level (3150 -2500 BC). The deepest room in the lower level is 10.6 meters (35 ft) underground.
The Meenakshi Amman Temple in the city of Madurai in the South Eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and has been a functioning metropolis for over two thousand years. This temple is to the Hindu Goddess Parvati and her husband consort, Shiva. The tallest of the ten towers is the south tower which was built in 1559 and stands over 170 feet tall. The most antique is the eastern tower which dates back to 1216.
The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located in Arashiyama, a nationally-designated historic site. The pathway you see in the above picture is 500m long, and runs through one of Japan’s most beautiful bamboo forests. No wonder the Agency for Cultural Affairs declared Arashiyama a “Place of Scenic Beauty”. This forest is close to many famous temple and shrines, including the Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple.
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HAINAN ISLAND, CHINA Nope, those aren't the sandy shores of Maui. Touted as China's answer to Hawaii, this tropical island is a beautiful, unexpected place to unwind and soak up some sunshine. While you're there, check out the giant sculpture of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara near the Nashan Temple of Sanya--it's the fourth largest statue in the world.
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