Remote monasteries

As a rule, the majority of these monasteries celebrate Buddha. However, there are Orthodox. Although, most of all, they practically do not carry the power that was before. Rather, a tourist destination.

Meteora are located in Greece and is considered one of the largest Orthodox centers in the country. Their age has about 11 centuries. In the heyday of these hills are 24 monastery. At the moment, there were only six.

Taung Kalat Monastery is located in Burma, in the middle of a national park on top of a dormant volcano (737 meters above sea level). In order to climb to the monastery, you will need to overcome the 777 steps. It is believed that at this top live from the most powerful 37-garnets (perfume), revered almost on a par with the Buddha.

Bhutan Paro Taktsang Monastery is situated at an altitude of 3120 meters above the level, and clearly hanging at an altitude of 700 meters above the valley of Paro. This male Buddhist monastery, established in a way which everyone knows, was founded 380 years ago. 17 years ago, almost burned to the ground, but was quickly rebuilt.

Sumela Monastery, according to tradition, was built in the fourth century AD, an Orthodox monk Barnabas, one of the many chalk cliffs in Trabzon, Turkey. The monastery is located at an altitude of 1200 meters and is considered a major tourist center of the national park Altmdere.

Hanging Temple is translated from Chinese as "Hanging Monastery", and it can really be considered a hanging, because most rooms are located on wooden stilts that rest on the steep rock. Also, the rock itself is also one of the walls of the monastery. The peculiarity of this architectural structure - it combines the Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist altars in the same complex. Most of the temple complex was built in the fifth century.


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