After seeing these stunning Buddhist temples located inside caves, we want to drop everything that we are currently doing and visit them.
The isolation of these sites serves to intensify the spiritual connection experienced by visitors. While some places of worship use architectural height to draw attention up to the heavens, these cave temples highlight the value of spiritual treasures that lie within.
Mandalay region, Myanmar
Khao Luang Cave Temple
Wat Tham Erawan
Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand
Kayin State, Myanmar
Yathae Pyan Cave
Kayin state, Myanmar
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post included Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand. The structure depicted was the Kuha Karuhas pavilion, which was constructed for the visit of King Chulalongkorn the Great at the end of the 19th century. The image has been removed.
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Note: Some alternate spellings may be used for temple names, and some locations are approximate.