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Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th and 17th century structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Access to the Castle is sometimes restricted by higher-than-usual levels of water in the Loch, at which times the site effectively becomes a temporary island.
The Gadaladeniya Temple's design is of South Indian origin with a Devale attached to it, similar in character to the Natha Devale and the Gedige of Adahana Maluwa. The main shrine room has a seated Buddha statue and the remains of some paintings of the Gampola period. A half day excursion called the 'Temple Loop' is a great way to sample the lovely rural surroundings of the Hill Capital.
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NEPAL Khumjung -- Tibetan Buddhist chorten (stupa). These buildings often contain religious relics such as books and remains of famous Lamas. Tibetan Buddhists regard them as sacred structures and aside from the symbolism of a hemisphere, it is regarded as a virtuous act to walk around them clockwise or be involved in the construction of one. The Sherpas often build them in the Tibetan style (like the one pictured here) -- Picture by Jon Mitchell / Lightroom Photos
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