Here Are 10 Of The Most Amazing Buddhist Cave-Temples In The World

Ancient people used caves as a shelter for tens of thousands of years.

Wherever we look, we find evidence of caves being used by groups of people as their home.

And as history developed and societies grew more complex and developed, caves remained an important aspect in the way of life of our ancestors.

Excavating clusters of massive rooms into the sides of cliffs and mountains in order to create so-called cave-temple structures is also something that has been around for thousands of years, and was a widespread technique used in India, eventually spreading towards Asia with Buddhism.

Chosen sometimes because of their scenic beauty, some caves were also elected by ancient Buddhist monks to be home of a specific cave temple because passing monks had ‘visions’ that they interpreted as divine signs, where temples ought to be created.

Since most of these sites were pretty well isolated from the rest of the world, the sites served to intensify the spiritual connection inside of the caves.

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