Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Pictures from India: Bodh Gaya. Plus pictures from Burma, Laos, Cambodia, & Thailand featuring the Bangkok skyline (2001), Ho Chi Minh City, Wat Poh and Chiangmai.

There are around 5,500 photographs of Buddhist archeological sites, pilgrimage centres, and temples in SE Asia, as well as Videos, Maps, Posters, etc. on this website.

David Lazar is a travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia, who loves to capture moments of life, beauty and culture through photography. His galleries include:

- Visions of Myanmar;
- The Monks of Burma;
- South Asia Collection.

A lot of Myanmar (Burma) photos, from colonial times to modernity, collected or made by Japanese photographer Goto Osami. Includes many Buddhist themes.

Pirith is the Sinhala word for paritta (in Pali), which means protection. "It protects one from all directions", is the traditional definition. This is the recitation or chanting of the word of the Buddha.

Audiofiles and texts of:
- Morning Chants;
- Evening Chants;
- Reflections;
- Refuge; 
- The Discourse on Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion;
- Blessings.

The ancient trade routes running through Asia were the main arteries of communication and transport for international travelers. Along these routes, Buddhism and Buddhist artistic influences from various areas of India, the homeland of Buddhism, spread to the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.


Pali and English chantings, plus guided meditations.


Theravada is the form of Buddhism closest to the original teachings of Buddha. It promotes an introverted, serene and spiritual approach to life. The countries of South-East Asia influenced by Theravada Buddhism have a distinctive culture and unique religious architecture of soaring and gilded temples. They are home to some of the most gentle and friendly people anywhere. This gallery illustrates in 400 images the people, culture, and sights of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.