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Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval

Abbaye d'Orval, Belgique, Europe

Orval Abbey, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

Founded as a Cistercian monastery, the abbey is well-known for its history and current spiritual life. Trappist Cistercian monks still welcome guests for short retreats.

The Abbaye Notre Dame d’Orval attracts also many tourists probably thanks to ist local production of Trappist Beer and typical cheese!

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Wedding around the lake

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A French wedding in May 2012

Der Wiener Stephansdom

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Land of refuge for His Holiness

Since 1959 the 14th Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration has lived in exile in Dharamsala / McLeod Ganj.

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McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hanuman Temple in Shimla

 

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Hanuman Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

 

a Sikh temple in Delhi

 

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The National Mosque of Malaysia

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Across the street from each other…

A Chinese and an Indian temple!

 

Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Old Sukhothai

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Lobpuri

 

 

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Wat Wora Pho, another temple in Ayutthaya

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Wat Chai Wattanaram in Ayutthaya

My favorite temple in Ayutthaya!

 

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Wat Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya

Wat Si Sanphet was the temple in the Royal Palace.

 

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Wat Ratchaburana in Ayutthaya

Just across the street from Wat Mahathat

 

 

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Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

In the Ayutthaya Kingdom there was a Wat Mahathat in every provincial city.

 

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Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

Bangkok, Thailand

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Wat Traimit

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Arun

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Pho and the sleeping Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat U Phai Rat Bamrung, Bangkok

Wat u Phai Rat Bamrung, Bangkok

With this first article from Thailand, this is your first lesson of Thai language:

“Wat” means “temple”

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