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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

03 August

Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia which is regarded as the largest religious monument in the world. The temple complex was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in Yasodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer empire but was gradually transformed into Buddhist temple towards the end of 12th century. But if we look at the history there was the tradition of building Shaiva tradition and this temple was the first ever temple that was dedicated to Vishnu breaking the Shaiva tradition of the previous kings

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03 August

Amaravathi Mahachaitya

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Amaravathi Mahachaitya

The Amaravati Mahachaitya is also known as Great Stupa, or just Amaravati Stupa. It is believed that Amaravati Mahachaitya was built in phases between the 3rd century BCE and about 250 CE, at Amaravathi village, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. Currently, the original Mahachaitya is ruined so the site is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. The important sculptures from the sites are now shifted to various museums in India and abroad.

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03 August

Buddhist temples and monastery in England

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Buddhist temples and monastery in England

It is known that Buddhism was introduced in South Asia in the 6th century BCE but the influence of Buddhism was started only in the early 20th century CE in England. The first ever school of Buddhism that was introduced was Theravada Buddhism with the establishment of London's Buddhist Society and Theravada London Buddhist Vihara in 1924 and 1926 respectively.

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02 August

Chithurst Buddhist Monastery

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Buddhist temples and Monastery

Chithurst Buddhist Monastery is most popularly known as just Cittaviveka and is situated in West Sussex, England in the hamlet of Chithurst between Midhurst and Petersfield. This monastery follows Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. The monastery was established in 1979 by the first abbot, Ajahn Sumedho under the auspices of his teacher, Ajahn Chah of Wat Pah Pong, Ubon, Thailand. It was established as the branch monastery of Wat Pah Pong.

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31 July

International Buddhist Temple

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International Buddhist Temple

The International Buddhist Temple is a Chinese Buddhist Temple run by the International Buddhist Society. This temple is situated in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The monks basically practice Mahayana Buddhism but the temple is officially open to all the visitors of all religions and cultural backgrounds. The temple is also visited by the monks affiliated to Theravada Buddhism.

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09 May

Mount Jiuhua- a sacred mountains

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Mount Jiuhua- a sacred mountains

Mount Jiuhua is one of the four sacred mountains believed in the Chinese Buddhism. Literally, Mount Jiuhua is also known as Nine Glorious Mountains, which is located in Qingyang County in Anhul province. Apart from its popularization as a pilgrimage site, this mountain is also famous for its rich landscape. The mountain house many of the ancient Buddhist temples holding magnificent Buddha statues.

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28 February

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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golden fence at golden temple

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree located in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is believed that the tree is used to be the right-wing branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi tree at Buddha Gaya in India. The branch of the tree was taken and planted in 288 BC. It is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with known planting date.

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25 February

Eihei-ji Temple

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Eihei-Ji Temple

Eihei-Ji temple is the Buddhist temple of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. This Buddhist temple is located about 15 km east of Fukui in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The English translation of the word Eihei-Ji means the Temple of Eternal Peace.

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09 February

Nan Tien Temple

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Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple is a Buddhist temple complex, located in the industrial suburb of Berkeley, Australian city of Wollongong. Literally, Nan Tien Temple means Southern Heaven Temple which is one of the branch temples of the Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order.

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