Theravada Buddhism

Theravada is the oldest surviving Buddhist school. It was founded in India. It is relatively conservative, and generally closer to early Buddhism, and for many centuries has been the predominant religion of Sri Lanka and most of continental Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand). (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Angkor
Anuradhapura
Ayutthaya
Central Highlands Adam's Peak or Sri Pada is a pilgrimage site of Theravada Buddhism for Sri Lankan
Kandy
Luang Prabang
Polonnaruva
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiriya "Kashyapa (...) was wary of an attack by Moggallana, and (...) moved the capital and his residence from the traditional capital of Anuradhapura to the more secure Sigiriya. (...) Moggallana took back the kingdom which was rightfully his, and shifted the capital back to Anuradhapura, converting Sigiriya into a Buddhist monastery complex. (...) This site may have been important in the competition between the Mahayana and Theravada Buddhist traditions in ancient Sri Lanka."
Sukhothai
Vat Phou

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