Buddhist Heritage Sites
The largest selection of Buddhist heritage buildings are listed. The basic units within a monastery are the stupa, the Bo-tree shrine, the image house, the chapter house, relic shrines and preaching hall. Each of these religious edifices varies according to the geographical region, the cultural background and the religious and secular communities that built them. There are communal buildings such as libraries, monk's residences, baths, belfry, boundary walls, refectories, gatehouse, preaching halls and grain storage houses.