The Hidden Beauty of Buddhist Cave Temples

Beautiful, and thank Buddha and the gods they have not been destroyed by fundamentalist religious radicals. Reblogging so TY. Blessings MG.

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The isolation of these temples creates an intensified spiritual connection for the visitors. The practice started in central Aisa and migrated East over time. While some places of worship use architectural height to draw attention up to the heavens, these cave temples highlight the value of spiritual treasures that lie within (Source: The Open Mind).


Phraya Nakhon Cave: Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand

Myanmar - on the Buddha's path

Sadan Cave: Kayin State, Myanmar

Cave No, 16, Kailash Temple, Ellora, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Ellora Caves: Maharashtra, India


Datdawtaung Cave: Mandalay region, Myanmar

A man walks past Buddha images inside Ya The Byan cave

Yathae Pyan Cave: Kayin state, Myanmar


Pindaya Caves: Pindaya, Myanmar


Wat Tham Erawan: Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand


Yungang Grottoes: Shanxi, China


Khao Luang Cave Temple: Phetburi, Thailand

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2 thoughts on “The Hidden Beauty of Buddhist Cave Temples

    • Yes those old caves there and along the old Silk Road are amazing. Buddhism was known in the west and influenced eastern Christianity and other esoteric systems a lot, even to the time of Blavatsky and the Theosophical movement. Recently i saw on that a Buddhist ornament was found in some Scandinavian grave. And the photography at that post was truly amazing, catching the light and mystery perfectly. Thanks for appreciating such beauty as i do Lorna. Blessings.

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