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This is a compilation of photos of the beautiful Chora Church (if you’re trying to find it Lonely Planet lists this as its address: Kariye Camii Sokak Edirnekap─▒) in Istanbul, Turkey. The church is decorated all over with beautiful and intricate mosaics that depict the lives of Mary and Jesus. The church was a little hard for us to find, we took a taxi and we tried multiple times with different drivers, but many didn’t know where we were talking about (which is why I included the address) HOWEVER, it is an incredible little church with fantastic mosaics, and some paintings as well, both of which are fairly well preserved. I recommend a visit to this church, it is definitely one of the more hidden treasures that Istanbul has to offer.

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A couple of monks in orange robes sit amongst worshipers all dressed in white in a temple courtyard in Sri Lanka

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Taken at the absolutely fantastic Dambulla cave temples in Sri Lanka. I'd never seen anything like it. The entire cave ceilings and walls are all painted really intricately, and filled with beautiful statues like this one. Very very cool, and absolutely worth the trek up the stairs that it takes to get there (it's kind of on a small mountain, so it's certainly a bit of a walk especially in the heat there) If you plan on heading here just make sure you are dressed appropriately and are respectful about taking pictures here, rules are posted around the area so you will know what is and isn't acceptable

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