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Angkor Wat: The Largest Religious Monument in the World

By |2019-10-22T21:56:36+03:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist [...]

Borobudur – The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

By |2019-10-13T19:51:18+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circulars, topped by a central dome. [...]

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

By |2019-09-09T00:42:25+03:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. Temple of Artemis was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey). [...]

Torii Gates Meaning, Uses, and Origins

By |2019-02-21T17:19:55+03:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to [...]

Top 5 Buddhist Temples to Visit

By |2019-02-07T16:34:58+03:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a major world religion, Buddhism is one of the most influential belief systems in the world. Founded over 2,500 years ago, Buddhism teaches of a way to end suffering and has spread to every corner of the globe since its founding. But Buddhism’s influence [...]

The Pyramid Of The Sun At Teotihuacán

By |2017-06-20T18:15:06+03:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

The Pyramid of the Sun at the great pre-Columbian sacred site of Teotihuacán in the Valley of Mexico is an awe-inspiring sight. One of the largest man-made constructions in the Americas—a continent dotted with enormous pre-Columbian pyramids—the Sun Pyramid stands at 489 feet (149 meters) [...]

Gobekli Tepe: Ancient Temples of Turkey

By |2018-10-10T13:59:05+03:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

The Oldest Temples in the World Are at Gobekli Tepe Roughly six miles outside of Urfa, Turkey, there is an archaeological site evident of ancient human activity, called Gobekli Tepe. The most impressive and mysterious finding at this site are the megalithic pillars that date [...]