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Xuanzang Tomb Pagoda (玄奘墓塔) is situated in Xingjiao Temple (兴教寺) in Chang'an County in the southern suburbs of Xi'an. It was built in 669 during the Tang Dynasty to bury Buddhist priest Xuanzang's remains. In 828 AD, it was rebuilt as it is today. The five-storey brick pagoda has a square ground plan, with each side of the first storey, 5.2 meters wide. The pagoda tapers sharply, making it very steady. At 21 meters high, it is a fairly big tomb pagoda, since Xuanzang was an eminent monk.

Shwedagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔) in Xi'an. Close by the pagoda is the Temple of Great Maternal Grace; Da Ci'en. This temple was originally built in 589 and then rebuilt 647 in memory of his mother Empress Wende by Li Zhi who later became the Tang Emperor Gaozong. The monk Xuanzang's statue stands in front of the temple area.

Buddhist monk in Kaesin Sa temple - Mount Chilbo. North Korea. Only 16% of the country follows Buddhism. Monks are dependent on the state.

Bodhgaya, India - A monk changes the robe of the Buddha image in the inner sanctum of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. Bodhgaya is where the Buddha reached enlightenment and is thus the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destination in the world.

Ancient Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia -- Buddhist temples, or stupas, of ancient Borobudur.

Jaulian Buddhist head.One of the Buddhist heads recovered from the Jaulin site in Taxila, Pakistan and on display at the Taxila museum. Sadly this fellow is missing an ear. In the 2nd-4th century the Kushana Empire included modern day Pakistan with a number of Buddhist temples and schools in the Taxila valley.

Buddha at Htilo Minlo Temple, Bagan --- One of the many beautiful and amazing Buddhas in Bagan, Myanmar ( Burma ). ---- by YYZDez, via Flickr