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Pindaya Caves Buddhas in Shan State.

Pindaya Cave's Buddhas 1 Pindaya Cave 1 1 pindaya Cave 2

The Burmese as well foreigners looking for luck or fortune leave their gilted bronze and alabaster Buddha images at Pindaya Caves.

Doors leading to unlimited knowledge and atrial nirvana

Doors in a wat of Wiang Kum Kam lost city

Doors in a wat of Wiang Kum Kam lost city


Master of sacred tattoo at work

Magic tattoo in progress

Magic tattoo in progress


A prayer before tattooing a magic tattoo by monk

Yantra tatooing prayer

Yantra tatooing prayer

A Buddhist monk, Sak Yant master prays before tattooing a magic symbol on back of his devotee.

19th century murals at Wat Nong Bua.

Thai Lue murals at Wat Nong Bua located in Northern Thailand, one hour drive from town of Nan.

Stupa decoration at Wat Chom Thong.

The stupa has been wrapping in fresh, new clothes.

Cremation urns at Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Penang Island.

The wall with cremation urns at Thai Buddhist temple in Georgetown. The niches sealed with glass covers and marked with a photo of the deceased.

Pha That Luang – Vientiane.

Pha That Luang is a stupa. It is the most important monument in Laos. The stupa was built in the mid-16th century when Lan Xang capital was moved from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.

Borobudur – the largest Buddhist monument in the world.

Borobudur is located 40 km from Yogyakarta city, in Central Java.  The temple was built during the reign of Sailendra dynasty in 8th century AD.

Monk at Thien Mu Pagoda. Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda located on the bank of Perfume river is the official symbol of old Vietnamese capital city – Hue. The pagoda is very peaceful place.

Stone Buddha in Borobudur.

Buddha statue with mudra called Dharma Chakra.

Shwe Yan Pyay in Shan State.

You will find more romantic old monasteries in Shan state, but Shwe Yan Pyay has its charm. The monastery built in the late 18th century is conveniently located, only 3 km from Nyaungshwe downtown.

End of the school year in Wat Phra Singh. Chiang Mai

A hot March noon. The last school day before long summer holidays in Thailand.

Kid in the grip of religious business. Bagan

The child accompanied by an old monk on the morning trail in touristic hotel area in Bagan.

Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim.

A monk in Rumtek Monastery.