21 Replies to “Contest #244”

  1. Location of famous Buddha statues near Bamyan (or Bamiyan), Afghanistan, destroyed in 2001.

  2. More giant Buddhist idols. This time in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
    34.832042, 67.826803

  3. The Buddhas of Bamiyan remnants, located in the Hazarajat region, Afghanistan (34.832,67.826)

  4. The Buddhas of Bamiyan,
    UNESCO World Heritage site,
    Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan,
    34° 49? 55.35? N, 67° 49? 36.49? E

  5. Too easy!.. So close on the last one but only got as far as Chengdu.. Bamiyan , Afghanistan

  6. Site of the famous standing Buddhas in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, at 34.83226, 67.82603.

    After cruising Kashmir, Ladhak, and Tibet looking for significant monasteries, I realized the walled compounds in the photo must be from an Islamic country, suggesting Pakistan or Afghanistan – so following up on last week’s Giant Buddha theme led me quickly to Bamiyan!

  7. The buddhas of Bamyan, Afghanistan
    34°49’55″N, 67°49’36″E

    A hard one to find since the empty looking area does not imply such an important cultural spot.

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