|Devi near the Big Buddha treasure in Phuket, southern Thailand (Julie0904/flickr.com)|
(Phuket.com) A few years ago, if anyone traveled anywhere south of Phuket [poo-KIT] City and looked up at the ridge of hills running down the center of the island [peninsula], one would see a towering monument under construction right at the top.
|Ananda Buddha Vihara, Hyderabad, India (VenkataSaiKrishna/flickr.com) video|
Buddhist Temple in India
(Urban-India.net) I read a small byline in my Lonely Planet Guide about a quaint Buddhist temple on a hill in Hyderabad.
Off we went to the Ananda Buddha Vihara. We went up to East Maredpally and from there took a rickshaw to Mahendra Hills. Not surprisingly, the rickshaw driver hadn’t heard of the place either. We asked him to take us to Mata Amritanandmayi’s Ashrama, which is next to the temple, as he concentrated on coaxing the rickshaw up the steep streets. This Buddhist temple is the last building at the edge of a hillock [with a great view over the city]. More
Western-style Buddha of Central Asia (Gandhara, Bactria, Greece)
|Thai faith is strong (Wacharapol)|