Buddhism

Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

In Koyasan, Japan, ancient forests share space with historic pagodas, temples and more than 200,000 gravestones
Making Buddhist amulets in Lamphun

Making Buddhist amulets in Lamphun

A northern Thailand temple lets travelers make their own clay talismans, an ancient craft normally reserved for monks
iReport: A temple of calm in the eye of the Bangkok storm

iReport: A temple of calm in the eye of the Bangkok storm

A German iReporter explores Wat Bowon Niwet, a highly under-rated city temple near Khao San Road
Photo feature: Bangkok’s blowtorch-wielding Buddha makers

Photo feature: Bangkok’s blowtorch-wielding Buddha makers

Inside a huge factory on the city's outskirts, men and women create giant Buddhist statues for businesses, temples and homes
Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples

Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples

These temples demand a visit, regardless of your religion
7 best Bangkok temples

7 best Bangkok temples

Some appear on coins, others contain priceless Buddha images. A look at the city's most wonderful wats
Legendary Buddhist flower blooms at a Mapo convenience store

Legendary Buddhist flower blooms at a Mapo convenience store

A Mapo Family Mart becomes Seoul's new flower-gazing hot spot overnight
10 trips to soothe your soul

10 trips to soothe your soul

Visit a shaman or drink from a healing waterfall -- alternative vacations can be life-changing
The monks and I: Teaching and learning in Thailand

The monks and I: Teaching and learning in Thailand

International volunteers pay to teach Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai and Ratchaburi. Journey to nirvana not guaranteed
Japan’s cemetery loyalty card

Japan’s cemetery loyalty card

Frequent visitors to Makuhari Cemetery are to be rewarded with free flowers, incense and other graveyard goods under a new loyalty points scheme
Bangkok’s blogging British monk

Bangkok’s blogging British monk

Phra Pandit has let go of material desires while remaining connected to the modern world, inspiring many other Westerners to follow suit
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city