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Tourism transforms long-hidden Buddhist valley in Himalayas

By Thomas Cytrynowicz, AP, September 14, 2016

DEMUL VILLAGE, India -- For centuries, the sleepy valley nestled in the Indian Himalayas remained a hidden Buddhist enclave forbidden to outsiders.

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Negoro-ji and Buddhism in Stunning Wakayama

by Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps, Modern Tokyo Times

Tokyo, Japan -- Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the cultural reality of this unique nation means that you have so many stunning places to visit. Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region and throughout this part of Japan you have many amazing landscapes.
Also, Wakayama is near to Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and Nara. Therefore, it is a great base to visit many places that are extremely rich in history and culture.

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Nagpur’s iconic Buddhist sites that enthral tourists from all over the world

by Rishabh Deb, Times of India, Jun 11, 2016

Nagpur, India -- In an effort to put Nagpur on the tourism map, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has proposed a plan called 'Buddhist Tourism Circuit', which aims to give fillip to tourism in city. The project includes beautification of popular Buddhist sites and their improved ambience. In the light of this announcement by the minister, we explore city's top five Buddhist destinations and discover what draws tourists to these iconic places...

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A journey across the amazing Buddhist circuit of eastern India

by Pallavi Pasricha, India Today, February 28, 2016

New Delhi, India -- In tiny Buddhist pilgrim towns tucked away in eastern India, you can experience moments of tranquillity and peace, even as you witness the frenzy of devotion.

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Buddhism in Thailand: deeply engrained spirituality

Buenos Aires Herald, Aug 2, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thailand is over 95 percent Buddhist while its diverse population is nowhere near 95 percent pure Thai ethnically (around 40 percent are descended from other South-East Asian nations while the Chinese component is 14 percent) — in that sense at least Buddhism can claim to be the defining feature over any cultural trait.

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