Isolated Monasteries

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Remote monasteries from around the world, built into cliffs, at bases of mountains, on top of rocks, and everywhere in between!
Jerico, Palestinian TerritoriesJericoPalestinian TerritoriesJéricho Monastère St-Georges de KozibaVisovac Monastery, Brištane, CroatiaVisovac MonasteryBrištane, CroatiaThis is Visovac island, site of a Franciscan monastery and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. A monastery was built by Augustinian monks in 1445...Tatev Monastery, Tatev, ArmeniaTatev MonasteryTatev, Armenia'The setting, the colours, and the vibe of Tatev were exactly as I perceived them and imaged them from photos: amazing. There were white doves...David Gareji Monasteri St. David Lavra, GeorgiaDavid Gareji Monasteri St. David LavraGeorgiaAncient security post found in the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, close to the Davit Gareja Monastery.Meteora, Trikala, GreeceMeteoraTrikala, GreeceMeteora panorama.Hanle, Leh, IndiaHanleLeh, India1200 years old Buddhist Monastery in Hanle, Ladhak, India. Till 2015 Hanle has seen only 563 tourists! Hanle is closed for foreign nationals due to...Mystras, GreeceMystrasGreeceThe view from the cathedral at the UNESCO site of Mystras.Mystras, GreeceMystrasGreeceAnother UNESCO site in Greece, the Byzantium site of Mystras near modern day Sparti. This is one of the main cathedrals of the site.Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, FranceAbbaye Notre-Dame de SénanqueGordes, France#stunningstructures The Sénanque Abbey is a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes in France. We had rented a car at Avignon, and drove...Bhaja Monastery & Temple Complex, Malawali N.m., IndiaBhaja Monastery & Temple ComplexMalawali N.m., IndiaA 2000 year old forgotten tale.. An old Buddhist settlement.. The horse shoe wooden planks at the roof of central prayer place are approx. 2200...Saint Catherine's Monastery, EgyptSaint Catherine's MonasteryEgyptAt the base of Mount Sinai, where Moses was suppose to have received the Ten Commandments, lies Saint Catherine's Monastery. One of the oldest...Saint Catherine's Monastery, EgyptSaint Catherine's MonasteryEgyptMount Sinai - a historic landmarkTaktsang Lhakhang, Paro, BhutanTaktsang LhakhangParo, BhutanHiking to the cliff-side Taktsang, or Tiger's Nest, Monastery near Paro, Bhutan. Guru Rinpoche, the 8th century father of Bhutanese Buddhism, flew...Tiger's Nest, Paro, BhutanTiger's NestParo, BhutanHiking to the Tiger's Nest is one of the best experiences in Bhutan. It takes several hours to hike up the mountainside to this viewpoint of the...The Monastery, Ma'an, JordanThe MonasteryMa'an, JordanI found the Monastery even more impressive than Petra's famous Treasury. Well worth hiking uphill in the heat to see! I went later in the day...Petra, JordanPetraJordanThe monastery, Climb 800 meter above and you will be rewarded with thisTiger's Nest, BhutanTiger's NestBhutanHike up here and you will become a Bhuddist.Kibber & Ki Gompa, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaKibber & Ki GompaHimachal Pradesh, IndiaKi Monastery, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India... Kaza a part of Spiti valley.. this plc teleports u to another world :)St. George's Monsastery, מצפה יריחו, IsraelSt. George's Monsasteryמצפה יריחו, IsraelSt. George's Monastery is a few kilometers off the Jerusalem-Dead Sea highway, in the Judean desert, The monastery was founded in the 4th cent. CE...Lamayuru, IndiaLamayuruIndiaLamayuru Monastery or Yuru Gompa, Kargil District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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