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We have not had much of a chance to get to Hsinbyume Pagoda, in Mingun Burma while it's been under military rule in Myanmar/Burma. But what a gorgeous place of worship this is, isn't it.

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Kamakura, Japan, the Great Iron Buddha is a World Heritage Site, and worth pilgrimage no matter what you worship. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

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World Peace Pagoda, Lumbini, Nepal: The Lumbini Stupa peace pagoda was dedicated in November 2001 at the birthplace of the Buddha.

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Buddha is a word that comes from ancient sanskrit, meaning ‘awakened one’. It is generic term for anyone who has attained enlightment.

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Temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) The temples also known as "gu" were inspired by the rock caves of Buddhist. They were larger multi-storied buildings that one could enter. They were places of worships that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred shrines and images that could be worshipped.

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"The Golden Rock. The Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar, is a holy and important site which Buddhists frequent in large numbers. A gold leaf covered boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff, and pilgrims come to worship this astonishing defiance of gravity. It is said that a single Buddha hair exists under the rock." Photo by David Lazar, via Flickr.

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