A stupa is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the remains of Buddha, used by Buddhists as a place of worship.

Connected Sites

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Ajanta Caves
Ancient Merv Remains of a Buddhist stupa at Gyaur Kala
Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Kathmandu Valley
Luang Prabang
Lumbini remains of Buddhist stupas (memorial shrines) from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD (AB ev)
Mahabodhi Temple Complex
Mount Wutai
Mountain Resort, Chengde
Nalanda principle stupa encased in a chaitya (stupachaitya) (AB ev)
Orkhon Valley Erdene Zuu
Potala Palace Stupa Tomb of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama inside Potala Palace
Prambanan Candi Sewu Temple's all main structure are topped by stupa.
Pyu Ancient Cities still standing monumental brick Buddhist stupas (AB ev)
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan Stupa row at Deqin


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