Buddhist Cave Temples Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Buddhist Cave Temples Will Blow Your Mind

After seeing these stunning Buddhist temples located inside caves, we want to drop everything that we are currently doing and visit them.

The isolation of these sites serves to intensify the spiritual connection experienced by visitors. While some places of worship use architectural height to draw attention up to the heavens, these cave temples highlight the value of spiritual treasures that lie within.

Datdawtaung Cave
in the cave leopard
Mandalay region, Myanmar

Khao Luang Cave Temple
temple cave thailand
Phetburi, Thailand

Pindaya Caves
pindaya cave
Pindaya, Myanmar

Yungang Grottoes
Shanxi, China

Wat Tham Erawan
temple cave thailand
Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand

Sadan Cave
cave temple burma
Kayin State, Myanmar

Ellora Caves
ellora caves
Maharashtra, India

Yathae Pyan Cave
myanmar cave
Kayin state, Myanmar

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post included Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand. The structure depicted was the Kuha Karuhas pavilion, which was constructed for the visit of King Chulalongkorn the Great at the end of the 19th century. The image has been removed.

See more amazing photos here:

Datdawtaung Cave

Cave Temples

Note: Some alternate spellings may be used for temple names, and some locations are approximate.

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