These architectural marvels were designed to inspire peaceful reflection.
Between the mid-sixth and mid-fourth centuries B.C., Buddhism was founded in northeastern India and soon spread throughout the Asian subcontinent, influencing cultural and spiritual practices, art, and architecture. Today, around half a million people around the world practice Buddhism, which is built upon principles like the Four Noble Truths and pursuit of nirvana. While traditional Buddhist temples often reflect the architectural styles of the region, all are designed to facilitate quiet reflection and meditation. (Here are 38 beautiful holy sites around the world.) See more at Source: 20 of the world’s most beautiful Buddhist temples
McLeod Ganj is famous especially and foremostly for being a spiritual getaway and pilgrimage for the Buddhists.
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