Buddhism has a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. Buddhism originated in India, from where it spread through much of Asia, whereafter it declined in India during the middle ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars
The Shwedagon Pagoda (or Golden Pagoda) in Yangon, is the holiest Buddhist hallowed place in Burma. The birthplaces of Shwedagon are lost in olden times however it is assessed that the Pagoda was first worked by the Mon amid the Bagan period, at some point between the sixth and tenth century AD. The sanctuary complex is loaded with sparkling, bright stupas however the focal point of consideration is the 99 meter high (326 feet) high fundamental stupa that is totally secured in gold.
Bagan, likewise spelled Pagan, on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River, is home to the biggest region of Buddhist sanctuaries, pagodas, stupas and remains on the planet. It was the capital of a few old lords of Burma who manufactured maybe upwards of 4,400 sanctuaries amid the stature of the kingdom (somewhere around 1000 and 1200 AD). In 1287, the kingdom tumbled to the Mongols, in the wake of declining to pay tribute to Kublai Khan and Bagan immediately declined as a political focus, however kept on thriving as a position of Buddhist grant.
Situated on the Indonesian island of Java, 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Yogyakarta, the Borobudur is the biggest and most well known Buddhist sanctuary on the planet. The Borobudur was worked over a time of somewhere in the range of 75 years in the eighth and ninth hundreds of years by the kingdom of Sailendra, out of an expected 2 million squares of stone. It was deserted in the fourteenth century for reasons that still remain a riddle and for quite a long time lay covered up in the wilderness under layers of volcanic fiery remains.