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Mahabuddha Temple

Temple Nepal, Nepal

The temple of a thousand Buddha Mahabuddha Temple

The temple of Mahaboudha is a masterpiece of brick and tile. Like the Krishna Mandir, it reveals an art tradition, which evolved outside of Nepal; it also shows that the native craftsmanship of the Nepalese can do proper justice to any art form. This temple was built by Abhaya Raj, a priest of Patan and is sometimes referred to as the temple of a thousand Buddhas because every single brick depicts a small image of Buddha an astonishing total of nine thousand bricks. It was leveled to the ground in the great earthquake of 1933 but was rebuilt exactly to the original specifications, thus proving that temple architecture is still one of the living arts of Napal.

Patan, Nepal

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