Tag: Temples

Dendera Temple Hypostyle Hall
Egypt

Dendera: The Temple of Hathor

Widely regarded as one of Egypt’s most beautiful and best-preserved temples, Dendera was established during the Greco-Roman era. But construction was taking place at the spot since at least the Old Kingdom. An

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Temple of Seti I Abydos
Egypt

Abydos: The Abode of Osiris

Abydos is perhaps Egypt’s most ancient necropolis, having been used for important burials since Predynastic times. The city was a popular pilgrimage spot for thousands of years, and pharaohs from all eras of Egyptian

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Hatshepsut Temple
Egypt

Touring the Temples of Luxor’s West Bank

In ancient Egypt, the west side of the Nile River was synonymous with the setting sun, completion and death. That’s why, in addition to the tombs themselves, numerous pharaohs built elaborate temples here

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Luxor Temple Court of Ramesses II
Egypt

Luxor Temple: The Temple of Man

In ancient Egypt, the temple was much more than a place of worship. Each one could be likened to a multidimensional book with a focus on a particular teaching. This interpretation was developed

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Tianmen Mountain Zhangjiajie
China

Tianmen Mountain: Heaven’s Gate in Hunan

Tianmen Mountain, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, is one of China’s most impressive national parks. The mountain is home to a number of geological mysteries, such as a massive hole

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Silver Temple Chiang Mai
Thailand

Chiang Mai’s 4 Most Unique Temples

Chiang Mai is a city of over 300 temples. While not quite as many as Bangkok’s 400, consider the size difference. The capital has roughly 55 times more people than Chiang Mai! With

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Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai
Thailand

A Day in Chiang Mai’s Old City

Even today, the ancient historical district of Chiang Mai is widely regarded as the heart of the city. In addition to centuries-old temples, the district also pulls in visitors with its cozy coffee

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Phra That Haripunchai
Thailand

A Day in Lamphun: Deep in the Heart of Haripunchai

Lamphun is easily one of Thailand’s most historically significant cities. Before the establishment of the Lanna Kingdom, another kingdom called Haripunchai had long been the dominant force in Northern Thailand. Established in the

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Beng Mealea
Cambodia

Beng Mealea: The Most Mysterious Khmer Ruin

Beng Mealea, as we call it today, remains shrouded in mystery. Despite its large size, it’s not mentioned in any of the Khmer Empire’s inscriptions. Therefore, we don’t know when it was built,

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Baksei Chamkrong
Cambodia

5 of Angkor’s Most Unique Structures

In total, the Angkor Archaeological Park is home to hundreds of monuments. And most temples, even some of the more extravagant ones, can be neatly categorized into distinct architectural styles. There are several

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Ramayana
Cambodia

Decoding the Symbolism of Angkor

Everywhere you look, the Angkor temples are teeming with symbolism. Thanks to the master artists who constructed and carved the temples, the vivid imagery is bound to captivate even those with little knowledge

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Wat Phra Kaew Chofa
Thailand

An Introduction to Thai Temples

Traveling through Thailand, it’s easy to get the impression that just about every tourist attraction is some kind of temple. There are, after all, over 30,000 of them. But if you haven’t grown

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Wat Chang Rob Kamphaeng Phet
Thailand

Touring the Forgotten Ruins of Kamphaeng Phet

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kamphaeng Phet has just about everything you’re looking for when it comes to old ruins. Extravagant ancient temples, fascinating history and a picturesque setting. But one thing

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Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan
Mexico

Ascending the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Two thousand years after they were built, the pyramids of Teotihuacan remain among the most awe-inspiring and also most mysterious structures in the Americas. Even today, archaeologists and historians are still scratching their

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Templo Mayor Ruins Mexico City
Mexico

Uncovering Mexico City’s Aztec Past

In 1978, local electric company workers digging near Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral made a discovery that would change the city’s urban landscape forever. It was a massive stone disk depicting the dismembered body

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