Rewind: remote monasteries in breath-taking locations
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN COLOMBANO MONASTERY, TRENTO, ITALY
MAR SABA MONASTERY, ISRAEL
METEORA MONASTERIES, GREECE
SAINT GEORGE OF KOZIBA, ISRAEL
SUMELA MONASTERY, TURKEY
PHUKTAL MONASTERY, INDIA
TAKTSANG MONASTERY, BUTHAN
TENGBOCHE MONASTERY, NEPAL
TAUNGKALAT MONASTERY, MYANMAR
(All photos are from Google.com, and they all belong to their original owners)