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Questions tagged [temples]

Questions regarding visiting temples of various religions.

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Zen temples in Uji Kyoto Japan [duplicate]

I am traveling to Uji Kyoto Japan and I’m very interested in having a retreat involving Buddhism and teas, especially Matcha Green Tea. I want to get away maybe in a Temple and get the whole Zen ...
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Staying in Japan in a Zen temple for a few months for a foreigner

Are there Zen temples in Japan that allow staying there for a few months for meditation for foreigners? How much does that cost? Are there free ones? How about visa?
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Are there any regularly-scheduled special events happening at the Sounion temple (near Athens) in Greece?

Since sea surrounds the temple, it would be better to go when the weather is sweet, but is there anything special happening on that temple, which makes it better to visit at that time than in any ...
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Where Is the Lugang Glass Temple?

Accidentally landed on an image of the Lugang Glass Temple which looks absolutely stunning on Google Images. Unfortunately, searching for the same term on Google Maps says: We could not find lugang ...
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Is Kurama-dera popular with those praying for love? [closed]

A Japanese friend said that Kurama-dera temple in Kyoto, Japan is popular with those praying for love, both with people who are single and those who are in an existing relationship. However, I can't ...
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How to get a direct darshan, avoiding all the queues, in Tirupati Balaji Temple?

This is specific to India and Indian people. My wife and I visit Tirupati Balaji Temple regularly and take darshan after going through long queues. Even for a Rs 300/- ticket queue there is ...
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Which cities should I visit in China to feel and live the three kingdoms era? [closed]

I am really interested in the three kingdoms era (Wei, Shu, Wu) in China. Next year in September I wish to go to China for my honeymoon. My primary purpose is to visit the temples dedicated to ...
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Time required to visit the Prambanan temple in Indonesia

In july, the day before we will go to Borobudur. Then we have the day for Prambanan (also been recomended Plaosan Temple and Ratu Boko which are close). How long would it take? After that I am headed ...
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Temple visits in Kerala - can you visit them alone?

As part of an upcoming trip to south India, I would like to visit traditional temples and old churches in Kerala. My question is whether it is allowed for a tourist to visit temples in Kerala alone? ...
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Temple visits in Greece

When one visits historic sights in Greece, such as the Acropolis, are they approachable? What I mean is, can an individual (not in a large tour) actually enter some of the temples, such as the Apollo ...
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Do any temples or palaces in Japan have a dress code?

In Thailand it was common for temples to require that you wear pants or scarves to cover your shoulders. Japan has many ancient places; if you wear shorts to a temple or a palace, are you risking ...
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Good manners in Temple

I'm going to Japan next week and I booked a night in a temple. I would like know some of best manners. I think a temple is a quiet place, look like a church. I believe not make noise is one ...
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Zen meditation in Kyoto, Japan

A while ago I've read that in the Engaku-ji or in the Kencho-ji in Kamakura everyone is welcome to try zazen (seated zen meditation) and that the zazen session is really noob-friendly. Since I'm a ...
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Japan's crumbling temples and shrines — How can I find them?

I will be staying in Japan for a few weeks late this summer, and would like to find a bunch of back-woods, off-the-beaten-path temples and shrines, especially if they are dilapidated and not "new" ...
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What are the typical/traditional events taking place during Christmas and New Year's day in Tokyo?

I am looking for traditional events taking place in Tokyo during either Christmas or New Year's day. Could you make some suggestion of cultural events you can only enjoy at these particular moments? ...
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Which is the temple where you can enjoy an herbal sauna in Vientiane?

A friend that stayed in 2008 in Laos has told us that he went to a temple (Wat) in Vientiane where you can get a massage or try the "amazing" (he loved it) herbal sauna. Do you know more data about ...
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Sacred mountains in Japan?

I read about a sacred mountain in Japan that was not Fuji. You know - the kind with monasteries all around and nice hiking in the hills. So now I wonder if this is a common concept in Japan? And what ...