Beautiful, and thank Buddha and the gods they have not been destroyed by fundamentalist religious radicals. Reblogging so TY. Blessings MG.
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
Sadan Cave: Kayin State, Myanmar
Ellora Caves: Maharashtra, India
Datdawtaung Cave: Mandalay region, Myanmar
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