Active Buddhist Temple adjacent to Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Photo of a Traditional Chinese Raincoat in Yangshuo (near Guilin), China. The photo is from a touristy (but well done and where people still live) “ancient city” in Yangshuo, China. I saw a similar raincoat in the Shanghai History Museum.
Borobudur is amazing. This photo gives a small glimpse of what it is like for more see more from my visit to Borobudur, Java, Indonesia (including a video of the view all around where this photo is taken).
Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).
Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.
Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.
Santubong Jungle Trek, Mount Santubong, Damai, Borneo, Malaysia.
Quite a wonderful hike that is very steep as you climb to the summit (the longest steep climb I have ever done, by far). This photo is taken on the trail that runs along the base of the mountain.
If you know what bird this is, please leave a comment with the name. My guess is it is a fish eating bird based on the size and beak.
Close up view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Bill Hunter.
The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة – Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע – Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Foundation Stone, at its heart, bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The Dome of the Rock is situated in the center of the Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Second Temple. The location is holy to Christians primarily because of the role the Temple played in the life of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, who built a temple to Jupiter on the site. During the Byzantine era, Jerusalem was primarily Christian, and pilgrims came by the tens of thousands to experience the places where Jesus walked.