Buddhist temples

Asia's richest man funds $193M monastery with bulletproof VIP rooms

Asia's richest man funds $193M monastery with bulletproof VIP rooms

Hong Kong's secure new Tsz Shan Monastery features the world's second tallest Goddess of Mercy statue
Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

At Thailand's Wat Bong Phra temple, thousands come out to see the master tattooist monks in action at this annual -- and painful -- event
Praying for good fortune at Lunar New Year

Praying for good fortune at Lunar New Year

Worshipers swarm local temples to pray for good luck on Lunar New Year's Day. Here's why
Bongeunsa temple marks the Buddha's birthday

Bongeunsa temple marks the Buddha's birthday

One of Seoul's biggest temples offers an oasis of calm
The world's scariest stairs

The world's scariest stairs

Whether spiraling up mountains or sky-scraping attractions, these stairs give new meaning to the phrase "watch your step"
Myanmar in photos: A backcountry expedition

Myanmar in photos: A backcountry expedition

Though the once isolated state is now opening up, Myanmar remains a traveling photographer's dream destination
5 reasons to visit the 2011 Millennial Anniversary Festival of the Tripitaka Koreana

5 reasons to visit the 2011 Millennial Anniversary Festival of the Tripitaka Koreana

Korea's "Jewel Temple" throws a 45-day birthday bash for the world's oldest intact Buddhist canon
9 great places to be a recluse

9 great places to be a recluse

Sometimes it's good to focus entirely on yourself; that's where these locations come in
Inside Bangkok’s only Buddhist rehab temple

Inside Bangkok’s only Buddhist rehab temple

Based in Bangkok's most notorious slum, Wat Saphan aims to cure methamphetamine junkies of their addictions
A Bangkok shrine for your every need

A Bangkok shrine for your every need

Whether you're looking for love, babies or riches, Bangkok has plenty of temples, shrines and statues that are ready to help your cause
Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations

Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations

Can't get home to Europe or looking for new takes on familiar countries? Here are our picks of Asia's 25 most overlooked tourist stunners
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