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Christian church in Manado


Manado is the second largest city in Sulawesi.

The Dutch missionaries under wings of powerful Oost Indische Compagnie VOC began to build their sacred temples in Manado in 17th century. The Dutch legacy has survived to this day.

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.

Gold and silver in Tana Lake

Golden silver cross on Tana Lake

The priests of a monastery proudly present their treasures.

Waiting for a buffalo sacrifice ceremony. Sulawesi Island

Tana Toraja funeral ceremony 4 Toraja 12 4 Toraja 13 4 Toraja 14

A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.

An early March afternoon. The culmination of  funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes.  All guests gathered around a village’s  square wait for appearance of  first buffalo.

Galungan Kuningan time in Bali.

The Agung bros at their family compound in Ubud during Kuningan festival.

Church in Sumatra.

The church in small town Tomok near Toba Lake in North Sumatra.

Indian pilgrim at Besakih Temple in Bali.

Pura Besakih on the slope of Agung volcano attracts many pilgrims and tourists.

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.

The celebration of Chinese New Year in Bangkok.

The man in Bangkok’s China Town lights up the temple incense.

Horse sacrifice in Sumba.

The photo taken during a funaral ceremony in West Sumba. A neighbor of the deceased brings a sacrifice horse at noon. The animal decorated with a plum will be killed at the grave in a few hours later.

At the front of a temple. Lake Beratan in Bali.

Balinese men after prayers in Ulun Danu Bratan.

Balinese priest during cremation ceremony.

The cremation ceremony took place in Ubud and lasted a few hours. The priest prayed for souls of three deceased people.

Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim.

A monk in Rumtek Monastery.