Cave Temples or Churches

Built into natural caves with possible outside features and carving.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Budapest Gellert Cave Chapel
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Grotta dell'Angelo
Cliff of Bandiagara Dwellings include altars, sanctuaries
Göreme NP
Island of Patmos Cave of the Apocalypse
Longmen Grottoes
Mogao Caves
Monastery of Geghard
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Emeishan's Jiulao Cave of Xianfeng Temple
Mount Wutai Shancai and Shangshancai cave temples
Ohrid Region Struga
Paphos Agia Solomoni
Qadisha Valley
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Seokguram Grotto
Si Thep Khao Thamorrat Cave is adorned with ancient buddhas.
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Bin, Maijishan, Kizil and more
Skocjan Caves A valuable archaeological find in Fly Cave (Slovene: Mušja jama) indicates the influence of Greek civilization, where a cave temple was located after the end of the Bronze Age and in the Iron Age (wiki)


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