Robert Horvat of the History of the Byzantine Empire blog has done it again with another fantastic article. This one is about a sacred place in Byzantine history, the Monastery of St. Catherine. Graced with stunning photos, this article paints a very vivid picture of the long history of this place. Definitely worth a read!
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PARO TAKTSANG is the popular name of the TAKTSANG PALPHUG MONASTERY and it is also known as TIGER’S NEST.
According to the legend related to the Taktsang (which in the Tibetan language is spelt “stag tshang”) which literally means TIGER’S LAIR, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambahva) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong.723 more words
Nga Phe Chaung is a wooden monastery built on stilts and the oldest & largest one in Inle Lake. Approxmately 200 years old, it’s also known as the… 200 more words