Enlightenment and harmony: Buddhist monasteries where you can experience tranquility
Buddhist temples and spiritual sanctuaries immerse you in an incredible atmosphere of tranquility and help you look at the world differently. That is why many tourists visit such places as Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka every year to find insight.
However, which temples are worth visiting to be truly inspired by their atmosphere? NewsBytes shared 5 monasteries and temples that travelers should visit.
Kopan Monastery, Nepal
This is one of the most popular monasteries in Nepal, which is known for its Buddhist teachings. Since 1971, from November to December, you can join meditation and take courses in the teachings of Lam Rim, including a vegan diet.
Taksang Monastery, Bhutan
This monastery, known as the Tiger's Nest, is located on the edge of a 900-meter cliff. There is a legend that it was founded by Guru Rinpoche, who flew here from Tibet on the back of a tigress.
Wat Sriboonruang, Thailand
This is the most famous temple in the country, where free seminars and meditation classes are held. You can learn more about Buddhism here.
Taung Kalat, Myanmar
The monastery is located on top of an extinct volcano, which offers visitors amazing views. However, to get to this temple you will have to overcome 777 stairs.
Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sri Lanka
This place keeps the remains of the Gautam Buddha's tooth and conducts rituals that any visitor can take part in. In addition, you can get holy water, which is considered to be healing.