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... Si There is an excellent panoramic view of the entire city from the top of the 100m high Mount Phu Si. Present temple was recently constructed, but it is possible that and old also temple stood here. ...
Prambanan temple compound is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). It was added ...
Candi Plaosan, also known as the 'Plaosan Complex', is one of the Buddhist temples located in Bugisan village, Prambanan district. The 9th century Plaosan complex is an ensemble of two Buddhist temples, ...
Candi Sari is located about 130 meters north east from Kalasan temple. It is strongly suggested that the original function of this building was a monastery (vihara) . Historians believe that this temple ...
... an ensemble of grand buildings: The Cloud-Dispelling Hall, the Temple of Buddhist Virtue, and the Sea of Wisdom Temple. On the contrary, the backside is quiet with natural beauty. In the center of the ...
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ...
Abydos was the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead. Although there were shrines dedicated to the parts of Osiris throughout Egypt, the temple of Abydos used to be the most important of them. This was ...
The Dendera Temple complex which contains the Temple of Hathor belongs to the best preserved ancient temples in all Egypt. The whole complex covers around 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty ...
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... rains can last there for several days. On the other hand, it may only rain for a few hours in continental areas, enabling visitors to enjoy temples of Angkor even during that period of the year. The ...
10. Propylaea
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Monumental gateway of Greek or Roman temples located on hills. The most well-known example is the gateway of the Acropolis in Athens.  ...
11. Pahto
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Square-shaped temple in Burmese. Examples include Abeyadana, Ananda and Sulamani temples in Bagan.  ...
12. Paya
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Generic term, covering either a temple, a shrine or a stupa in Burmese language. Examples include: Dhammayazika,  Shwegugyi and Shwesandaw temples in Bagan.  ...
13. Dvarapala
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Door or gate guardian statue, usually in pairs. They are to be found in front of gates of palaces and temples in South-East Asia.  ...
14. Ordination Hall
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The ordination hall is generally the biggest and most beautiful structure of Buddhist temples in Thailand and Laos. It is called as sim in Laos and bot in Thailand. This hall houses the temple's principle ...
15. Gopura
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An ornate gateway through the walls that surround a temple complex. Originating from South-India, gopuras are frequently used in building throughout South-East Asia.  ...
16. Nandi Bull
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Nandi is the name for the bull which serves as the vehicle - the mount (vahana in Sanskrit) - of Shiva and Parvati in Hindu mythology. Temples venerating Shiva and Parvati display stone images of a seated ...
17. Stupa
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First stupas were only simple mounds of mud or clay to cover relics of Buddha. Later they changed from being funerary monuments to being objects of veneration. Roof of 8th-9th century Javanese temples ...
18. Ratna
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Roof of 8th-9th century Javanese temples always consist of three levels decreasing in size forming the shape of Mount Meru, the cosmic mountain and centre of the universe. The top level is either a ratna ...
19. Lingam
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The Lingam (also Linga, Shiva linga) is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. The Lingam has also been considered a phallic symbol of male creative energy.  ...
20. Naga
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The water-snake, whose cultural iconography and mythology was inherited from India via Southeast Asia. In temple decoration, both the balustrade and the framing arches of niches and doorways are often ...
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