7 Breathtaking Monasteries Around The World

7 Breathtaking Monasteries Around The World

No matter if it is in Greece, Tibet or India; the brilliant work of art, lively colour selection and mystical myths associated with the monasteries - invite any art lover to bathe in their alluring beauty. Know where to go for seeing the best monasteries in this blog.

Here is a list for you - 7 Breathtaking Monasteries Around The World

1. Yumbulagang Monastery, Tibet

Located on a small hill east of the Yarlong River near Lhasa, Tibet - Yumbulagang Monastery wins the confidence of travellers with its stunning mural embellishments on the wall. The actual building was constructed around 2000 years ago and was one of the earliest buildings in Tibet. During the Cultural Revolution of Tibet, the monastery was ruined. It is in 1980, the monastery was restored.

2. Meteora Monastery, Greece

A popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thessaly, Greece, Meteora Monastery is located atop a rocky ridge. A superb instance of 14th century art and architecture growing in Greece, this monastery was decorated by the famous Cretan painter Theophanous o Kris. It is one of the most significant monastery complexes of Greece.

Struck by Wanderlust? Get best quotes on your favourite destinations

3. Tibet Potala Palace, Tibet

The greatest monumental structure, Tibet Potala Palace is a 170m high monastery upon Marpo Ri Hill. It is believed that the cave found in this hill used to be the dwelling place of Bodhisattva Chenresi which was later turned into a meditating spot of the Emperor Songtsen Gampo. The monastery used to be the residence of Dalai Lama and was later, transformed into a museum and world heritage site.

4. Tigers Nest Monastery, Bhutan

One of the most famous monasteries in the world, Taktshang or Tigers Nest Monastery is spotted atop a cliff at 3120 m height. The Monastery got its name from a myth which states that Guru Rinoche meditated in this cave while, flying over the Himalaya, riding a tigress. He meditated here for three months in a cave, which was later converted into this striking monument.

Struck by Wanderlust? Get best quotes on your favourite destinations

5. Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Greece

Located on a picturesque mountain edge near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains, in Central Greece, Monastery of the Holy Trinity is accessible only by 140 steep steps. Abundant greenery, lofty gorges and serenity are the USPs of this picture perfect location. The monastery was built in the form of a cruciform and contains a dome supported by two columns. The monastery has rose-colored tiles and festooned with frescoes.

6. Sumela Monastery, Turkey

Popularly known as Mereyam Ana, Sumela Monastery is located at the base of a steep cliff in the Macka region of Turkey. The monastery can be accessed by a forested path, that covers beautiful fresco's depicting biblical stories of Christ and Virgin Mary. This orthodox monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary and was founded in 386 AD.

Struck by Wanderlust? Get best quotes on your favourite destinations

7. Key monastery Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Located atop a hill at an elevation of 4166 m near Spiti River, Key Monastery is one of the most significant Buddhist sites of India. Destroyed by several invaders overtime and the resulting reconstruction work have given this monastery a fort like look. The walls of this monastery bear exclusive paintings and murals. A wonderful collection of age old books, Buddha images and murals are the attractions of this monastery.



Follow Us On  :           

Recommended For You

Estimate Your Trip Cost

Include flight/traveller cost
* This is only an estimated quote and actual trip cost may vary at the time of purchase as all prices are subject to change without prior notice due to availability, fuel prices and/or unforeseen economic circumstances.
SEE PACKAGES PLAN A TRIP
Choose Your Destination  
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
7,000+
TRAVEL AGENTS
33,000+
AMAZING DEALS
33 Lacs+
HAPPY TRAVELLERS
About HelloTravel About us Contact us Privacy policy Terms Follow Us
We accept :
Latest trip ideas: » Nubra Valley Shopping guide - the must-visit shopping places in Nubra Valley for all budgets   » Bir Billing Shopping guide - the must visit shopping places in Bir Billing for all budgets   » Nightlife in Himachal Pradesh- top 7 Amazing Spots to Experience Nightlife in Himachal Pradesh   » Nightlife in Pondicherry – Top 6 amazing spots to experience Nightlife in Pondicherry   » Himachal Pradesh Travelogues and travel stories- Abode of Snow   » Nubra Valley Travelogues and travel stories – Adventure & Culture Trip   » Foods of Badrinath - 5 dishes of Badrinath cuisine you must try when you visit Badrinath   » Meghalaya Travelogue and Travel Stories –A Backpacking Tour of Meghalaya   » Nightlife in Lakshadweep   » Foods of Leh- 10 Dishes of Leh Cuisine that you must try when visit Leh   » Nightlife in Nubra Valley - Top 3 Amazing Spots to Experience Nightlife in Nubra Valley   » Best Cafes in Kedarnath- 5 Most Popular restaurants in Kedarnath   » Best cafes in Nubra Valley – 4 Most popular restaurants in Nubra Valley   » Manali Shopping Guide – the must visit shopping places in Manali for all budgets   » Foods of Jodhpur – 8 dishes of Jodhpur Cuisine that you must try when you visit Jodhpur   » Lakshadweep Shopping guide - the must visit shopping places in Lakshadweep for all budgets   » Meghalaya Shopping guide - the must visit shopping places in Meghalaya for all budgets   » Andaman & Nicobar Shopping guide - the must visit shopping places in Andaman for all budgets   » Pondicherry Shopping Guide – the must visit shopping places in Pondicherry for all budgets   » Best Cafes in Manali - 7 most popular restaurants in Manali   » Manali Travelogue and Travel Stories – A lovely tour to Manali   » Foods of Manali – 10 dishes of Manali Cuisine that you must try when you visit Manali   » Rajasthan Travelogue and Travel Stories - Best ways to enjoy a group trip to Rajasthan   » Kedarnath Shopping guide- the must visit shopping places in Kedarnath for all budgets.   » Nightlife in Pelling - Top 3 Amazing Spots to Experience Nightlife in Pelling   » Foods of Himachal Pradesh- 10 dishes of Himachali Cuisine that you must try when you visit Himachal Pradesh   » Foods of Meghalaya-10 Dishes of Meghalaya Cuisine that you must try when you visit Meghalaya.   » Best cafes in Meghalaya- 10 Most Popular Restaurants in Meghalaya   » Nightlife in Meghalaya- Top 7 Amazing Spots to Experience Nightlife in Meghalaya   » Jodhpur Travelogue and Travel Stories – The Blue City of India  
Copyright. All Rights Reserved
1