Rewind: remote monasteries in breath-taking locations

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Written by Valentina Romano

When ascetics from different religions decided to become eremites and be away from any kind of temptation; they all chose to settle down in extremely remote places, which were – and still are – hardly accessible to men. This way they could live in peace without any interference from civilization.

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As a result of this, some of the most stunning and remote monasteries were built.

The Golden Scope found some of those monasteries and grouped them in this article for you to have a look at.

India, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh Region, Nubra Valley, Diskit Buddhist Monastery

From Nepal, to Turkey, Italy and Israel, below are some of the most beautiful religious places from all over the world.

It is said that in order to find nirvana or to talk to God, people would need to be in a quite and peaceful place. Well, if that’s the case then all the monks living in the monasteries listed below have found or will find illumination for sure!

All those remote places, even if from different cults, have one thing in common: they are all built on top of a cliff, or on the side of a rocky mountain.

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Back in the days the monasteries and temples were only accessible to monks, however, nowadays it is possible to go visit them.

If and when travelling to one of the countries listed below, you should definitely go see a cloister and experience on first hand the mystical and pleasant atmosphere that surrounds the entire place.

I personally visited one Buddhist temple in Cambodia that was located in the middle of a jungle overlooking a river and surrounded by nothing.

Believe me when I tell you that what you feel, experience and see in such a religious setting, is not comparable to anything else in the world: visiting one of those places is a truly unique experience.

 
THE MONASTERIES

HOZOVIOTISSA MONASTERY, AMORGOS, GREECE
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SAN COLOMBANO MONASTERY, TRENTO, ITALY

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MAR SABA MONASTERY, ISRAEL

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METEORA MONASTERIES, GREECE

Monastero di Meteora Grecia 1Monastero di Meteora Grecia 1bMonastero di Meteora Grecia 2Monastero di Meteora Grecia 3Monastero di Meteora Grecia 4Monastero di Meteora Grecia 5Monastero di Meteora Grecia 6

 

SAINT GEORGE OF KOZIBA, ISRAEL

Monastero di san giorgio in kotziba israele 1Monastero di san giorgio in kotziba israele 2 tagliareMonastero di san giorgio in kotziba israele 3Monastero di san giorgio in kotziba israele 4Monastero di san giorgio in kotziba israele 5

 

SUMELA MONASTERY, TURKEY

Monastero di Sumela Turchia 1Monastero di Sumela Turchia 2Monastero di Sumela Turchia 3Monastero di Sumela Turchia 4Monastero di Sumela Turchia 5Monastero di Sumela Turchia 6

 

PHUKTAL MONASTERY, INDIA

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TAKTSANG MONASTERY, BUTHAN

Monastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 1Monastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 1bMonastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 2Monastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 3Monastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 3b ingrandireMonastero-di-Taktsang-Buthan 4

 

TENGBOCHE MONASTERY, NEPAL

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TAUNGKALAT MONASTERY, MYANMAR

Monastero-di-Taungkalat-Birmania 1Monastero-di-Taungkalat-Birmania 2Monastero-di-Taungkalat-Birmania 3Monastero-di-Taungkalat-Birmania 4Monastero-di-Taungkalat-Birmania 5

 

(All photos are from Google.com, and they all belong to their original owners)

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