Phuktal Monastery During Monsoon Season, India | Incredible Pictures

Imagine the topo survey on this place! Phuktal Monastery During Monsoon Season Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa (often transliterated as Phuktal) is a monastery in south-eastern Zanskar, Ladakh in northern India.

The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia

The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition,

The Stone Statues in Easter Island have bodies !    This is absolutely incredible. Here we've been thinking for all these years that they were just heads. They are going to be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them seeing as they have writings on them.   © Easter Island Statue Project

Okay, I’m sure some people out there knew the Easter Island statues had bodies, but I’m not going to pretend to be one of those people. My mind is kind of blown that I’m almost 40 and just now finding out that there are Easter Island statue bodies.

Mount Kailash - India. NOPE, NO WAY, NO HOW, NOT NOW, NOT EVERRRRR!!! Did I mention NOPE? & NOOOOOOOOO!

Sometimes I think it gets harder to get around Shropshire.the roads seem busier and and hard work to get around. This made me thingk again. Bus travelling through Tranda Dhank, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Ancient Town, Fenghuang, China >> Looks like more travel to China ! I love the place

Crikey, look at the incredible Phugtal Monastery ! The honeycomb-like cliffside construction is a home to 70 monks in Ladakh , India . The...

Crikey, look at the incredible Phugtal Monastery ! The honeycomb-like cliffside construction is a home to 70 monks in Ladakh , India .

Rocamadour en région Midi-Pyrénées. Village véritablement charmant et exceptionnel comme on peut le voir sur la photo. N'hésitez plus pour vos vacances ! #france #rocamadour

Rocamadour, France is built on a rock in the middle of the Causse de Gramat. This is a vast slate plateau and part of the Causse du Quercy. The city is the most visited pilgrimage site after Lourdes in France.

© Mohammadreza Momeni Masuleh, Iran

What an image! Photo intitulée "The wedding night" de Mohammadreza Momeni - Sar Agha Seyed Village, Zagros Mountains Iran - April 2013

A MONESTARY IN INDIA

Lamayuru Monastery, India~Renowned as Tharpa Ling which means the ‘place of freedom’; Lamayuru monastery is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ellora Caves - Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India    The Ellora Caves consists of 34 Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temple caverns cut out from the basaltic (very hard volcanic stone) Charanandri hills with incredible precision and detail. The most remarkable of the cave temples is Kailasa complex (cave 16), and is dedicated to the Hindu god, lord Shiva.

Ellora caves in India.These 34 monasteries and temples were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, dates from A. 600 to . Its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism

*PETRA MONASTERY~ High above Petra is the empty ruin of the imposing Monastery.

Petra, Jordan ::: al khazneh, or the treasury. Is this carved directly out of the surrounding stone landscape? - Or constructed in a more standard (although still very challenging) way?

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