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New on 500px : Paradise. by ArtLeavesAMark by ArtLeavesAMark

As beautiful as they come. Situated in the heart of Spiti valley in the Himalayas’ is Kee monastery, which is not just a place with surreal backdrops but also the home to over 250 monks. Located at 4166m, it is over 1000 years old and has had a history of invasions. I had the opportunity to live with the monks for 8days, I distinctly remember it as one of the most pure experiences I have had.

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New on 500px : Sunrise over Bagan Temples by benlevyphotography by benlevyphotography

A sunrise over the Bagan temples can be a highlight of a trip to the beautiful country of Myanmar.

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New on 500px : Vermillion by Diabolique by Diabolique

Thousands of vermillion tori gates line the pathways of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Japan.

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New on 500px : Barley Fields in front of Chemrey by Angshu by Angshu

Clinging like a swallow’s nest to the sides of a shay conical hill, the magnificent Gompa of Chemrey sees very few visitors because of its location – tucked up the side valley that runs from below Hemis, to the Chang-la pass into Pangong. If one isn’t having one’s own vehicle, then be prepared to do some walking to get there. It takes around fifty minutes to follow the dirt track down to the river and up to the monastery after the Leh -Thak Thok bus drops one off beside the main road.

This is the view of the Chemrey Conpa as seen from the freshly sowed barley fields.

Chemrey Monastery is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. This monastery of the Drugpa (Red Hat) sect or monastic order in located in eastern Ladakh. It dates back to the 17th century. Today, the Ladakh Chemrey Gompa houses around 20 monks of the diminishing Drugpa community, along with their young novices.

Samsara is a 2001 independent Indian/Italian/French/German film which tells the story of a Buddhist monk’s quest to find Enlightenment was shot near Chemrey.

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New on 500px : Cambodia spirit by CyrilCaballero by CyrilCaballero

Monk standing in front of what used to be the library of Angkor vat.

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New on 500px : Before darkness arrives by marosh by marosh

Sunset above the desert like plain of Bagan with thousands of scattered temples.

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New on 500px : Light Festival by DrewHopper by DrewHopper

Loy Krathong festivities in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma. The name could be translated “Floating Crown” or “Floating Decoration”, and comes from the tradition of making buoyant decorations which are then floated on a river.

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