TOWER OF BUDDHIST INCENSE (Foxiangge_in summer palace) _ 0630

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 The Tower of Buddhist Incense is the symbolic structure in the Summer Palace. It was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The tower is 41 meters high. It faces Kunming Lake southward,thus tourists can have a bird’s eye view of the lake.
A nine-level pagoda was originally planned for the tower’s location but Emperor QianLong (1711-1799) ordered it to be dismantled during the construction of the eighth level.
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From P.R.China
Travel from Nov 25 to Jan 3
Thanks Sun Xin !

TODAIJI TEMPLE _ 0484

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Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall, houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu. The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Sika deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely.

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The beginning of building a temple where the Tōdai-ji complex sits today can be dated to 728, when Emperor Shōmu established Kinshōsen-ji as an appeasement for Prince Motoi, his first son with his Fujiwara clanconsort Kōmyōshi. Prince Motoi died a year after his birth. 

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It prospered as a place much like a school where Buddhist teachings were conveyed extensively and monks were educated.
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From Nara, Japan
Travel from April 30 to May 7

Thanks Noriko ! 

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No.51 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

 

WAT CHEDI LUANG, CHIANG MAI _ 0470

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The construction of the temple started in the 14th century, when King Saen Muang Ma planned to bury the ashes of his father there. After 10 years of building time it was left unfinished, later to be continued after the death of the king by his widow. Probably due to stability problems it took until mid-15th century to be finished during the reign of king Tilokaraj. It was then 82 m high and had a base diameter of 54 m, at that time the largest building of all Lanna. In 1468, the Emerald Buddha was installed in the eastern niche. In 1545, the upper 30 m of the structure collapsed after an earthquake, and shortly thereafter, in 1551, the Emerald Buddha was moved to Luang Prabang.
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From Thailand
Travel from April 17 to April 28
Thanks Tosapol Raksrithong !

TEMPLE OF COLOSSE, SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION _ 0451

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The temple of the Colossus is an important Hindu temple on the island of La Réunion.

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From  RÉUNION
Travel from April 7 to April 19
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and Gateau Tisson 🙂

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GOLDEN TEMPLE OF DAMBULLA _ 0439

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The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century B.C. and occupied continuously to this day. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western Dry Zones and between the Dry Zones and the central mountains throughout the history of Sri Lanka. The cave-temple complex is established on an inselberg or erosional remnant of importance in the study of the island’s geological history. The 25 hectare site proposed for inscription also includes evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the recently excavated megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.
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From Sri Lanka
Travel from Mar 3 to April 8
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No.45 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH _ 0415

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Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
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From Sri Lanka
Travel from Mar 3 to April 8
Thanks Jayathillake !

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No.40 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

MONOLITO (tiwanaku) _ 0398

The most imposing monument at Tiwanaku is the temple of Akapana. It is a pyramid originally with seven superimposed platforms with stone retaining walls rising to a height of over 18m. Only the lowest of these and part of one of the intermediate walls survive intact. Investigations have shown that it was originally clad in blue stone and surmounted by a temple, as was customary in Mesoamerican pyramids. It is surrounded by very well-preserved drainage canals. The walls of the small semi-subterranean temple (Templete) are made up of 48 pillars in red sandstone. There are many carved stone heads set into the walls, doubtless symbolizing an earlier practice of exposing the severed heads of defeated enemies in the temple.
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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Apirl 3
Thanks Nunez !

No.39 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

GAKHWANGJEON _ 0307

Thanks Uly Alvarez !

Gakhwangjeon (Hall) in Hwaeomsa
Gakhwangjeon Hall is a hall of worship at Hwaeomsa, a Buddhist temple in Gurye, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. It is one of the monastery’s two principal halls and overlooks the northwest end of the courtyard. In addition to being one of the largest Buddhist halls in South Korea, Gakhwangjeon Hall is registered as National Treasure 67 by the Cultural Heritage Administration.
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From South Korea

 

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