Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It was built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It was founded by Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. In 1992 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Noul Neamţ Monastery, Moldova

Noul Neamţ Monastery, Moldova

Noul Neamt is an all-male monastery located in Chiţcani, geographically in Basarabia but controlled by the breakaway Transnistrian authorities. The monastery was founded in 1861, as a protest against the measures taken in United Principalities of Romania to confiscate monastery estates and forbid the use of Slavonic language in worship. In 1962, Soviet authorities closed it, the buildings then became a hospital. The monastery church was reopened in 1989. Thanks to Jaroslav.

Noul Neamt Monastery, Kitskany, Moldova

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, it’s located one kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast. The island has a population of 44, as of 2009. Since the 8th AD century it has been the seat of the monastery of Saint-Michel. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is visited by more than 3 million tourists each year. Thanks to Marion for this one.