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Phitsanulok

Near Naresuan Bridge phone tollfree fax hours price content This is the most important temple in Phitsanulok and is the home of the famous Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most revered Buddha figures in Thailand. The temple is host to a large fair every January. There is also a small market on the ground, where people offer souvenirs and local food. Connected to the temple ground of Wat Yai is the Nang Phaya Temple. There you can get a traditional Thai massage. *


Lhasa

?story_id 10875823 accessdate 2010-02-03 thumb right 400px Jokhang Square (File:Jokhang Square, the first destination or drop-off for most tourists.jpg) The Jokhang is located on Barkhor Square in the old town section of Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is presently controlled by the Gelug school. Along with the Potala Palace, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction

is considered the most important temple in Lhasa after the Jokhang Temple. Situated in the northwest of the city, it is east of the Potala and north of the Jokhang, Dowman, Keith. 1988. ''The Power-Places of Central Tibet: The Pilgrim's Guide,'' p. 59. Routledge & Kegan Paul. London. ISBN 0-7102-1370-0 (ppk). covering a total area of 4,000 square meters (almost one acre). The temple was gutted and partially destroyed in the 1960s

-khang z Zuglagkang ; also Tsuklakang), is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is presently controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural (architecture) style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design. This is a nice photo of an area behind the Potala in Lhasa, Tibet. It's


Harran

, and Shauskha had an important temple in Nineve, when the city was under Hurrian rule. A temple of Nergal was built in Urkesh in the late third millennium BCE. The town of Kahat was a religious centre in the kingdom of Mitanni. In cult practice (Cult (religion)), the dead Tammuz was widely mourned in the Ancient Near East. Locations associated in antiquity with the site of his death include both Harran and Byblos, among others. A Sumerian tablet from Nippur (Ni 4486) reads


Luxor

. His great temple, at Karnak just north of Thebes, was the most important temple of Egypt right until the end of antiquity. Later, the city was attacked by Assyrian emperor Assurbanipal who installed the Libyan prince on the throne, Psamtik I. The city of Thebes was in ruins and fell in significance. However, Alexander the Great did arrive at the temple of Amun, where the statue of the god was transferred from Karnak during the Opet


Ningbo

phone tollfree fax hours price content Tiantong Temple, 25 km to the east of Ningbo, situated in the national Forest Park of Tiantong. Tiantong Temple was built in 300 A.D. so it is over 1660 years old. The temple has more than 20 ancient buildings. As a holy place of Buddhism, Tiantong Temple is not only an important temple of Linji Sect but also the father of Soto (Caotong in Chinese Sect) in Japan with 8 million disciples in 33,000 temples. It plays an important role


Dhaka

text Durga Puja celebrations in Dhakeshwari National Temple (Dhakeshwari Temple), Dhaka, Bangladesh thumb Effigies of Ravan and his brothers to be burnt by Rama (File:TYPICAL Dussehra Celebrations 02 Oct 2006.jpg) Tenth day of waxing moon of Ashvin (Hindu Calendar) Hindu temples are more or less distributed all across the country. The Kantaji Temple is an elegant example of an 18th century temple. The most important temple in terms of prominence is the Dhakeshwari


Florence

; this plot suggests Dante in his ''Comedia''. * In Florence, the nine-year-old Dante Alighieri first sees the eight-year-old Beatrice (Beatrice Portinari). thumb 240px Temple of Vesta (File:4578 - Roma - Fori - Tempio di Vesta - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto - 17-Mar-2008.jpg), Rome, 205 AD. As the most important temple of Ancient Rome, it became the model for Bramante's Tempietto '''Renaissance architecture''' is the architecture of the period between


Shanghai

the City God Temple (City God Temple of Shanghai), at the heart of the old city, and a temple dedicated to the Three Kingdoms general Guan Yu. The Wenmiao (Wen Miao, Shanghai) is a temple dedicated to Confucius. Buddhism, in its Chinese varieties (Chinese Buddhism), has had a presence in Shanghai since ancient times. Longhua Temple, the largest temple in Shanghai, and Jing'an Temple, were first founded in the Three Kingdoms period. Another important temple is the Jade Buddha Temple, which is named after a large statue of Buddha (Gautama Buddha) carved out of jade in the temple. In recent decades, dozens of modern temples have been built throughout the city. Islam came into Shanghai 700 years ago and a mosque was built in 1295 in Songjiang. In 1843, a teachers' college was also set up. The Shanghai Muslim Association is located in the Xiaotaoyuan Mosque in Nanshi (Nanshi District, Shanghai). Shanghai has the highest Catholic (Catholic Church) percentage in Mainland China (2003). According to Johnstone, Patrick; Schirrmacher, Thomas (2003). Gebet für die Welt. Hänssler. ISBN 978-0-8133-4275-7. Among Catholic churches, St Ignatius Cathedral (St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai) in Xujiahui is one of the largest, while She Shan Basilica is the only active pilgrimage site in China. Other forms of Christianity in Shanghai include Eastern Orthodox minorities and, since 1996, registered Christian Protestant churches. During World War II thousands of Jews descended upon Shanghai in an effort to flee Hitler's regime. The Jews lived side-by-side in a designated area called Shanghai Ghetto and formed a vibrant community centered on the Ohel Moishe Synagogue (Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum), Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum Ohel Moishe Synagogue which is preserved remnant of this portion of Shanghai's complex religious past.


Greece

in Greece. The Malian Gulf is named after them. In the western valley of the Spercheios, their land was adjacent to the Aenianes. Their main town was Trachis. In the town of Anthela (Malians (Greek tribe)), the Malians had an important temple of Demeter, an early centre of the Anthelan Amphictiony (Amphictyonic League). Background During the late 6th and early 7th centuries, the Eastern Roman Empire was under frequent attack from all sides. The Sassanid Empire

put into service. ) were a Greek (Greeks) tribe that resided at the mouth of the river Spercheios in Greece. The Malian Gulf is named after them. In the western valley of the Spercheios, their land was adjacent to the Aenianes. Their main town was Trachis. In the town of Anthele, the Malians had an important temple of Demeter, an early centre of the Delphinian Amphictiony. In 426 BCE, the Malians


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