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India – Places of Worship

India’s Preamble as per her constitution calls this country a Democratic, Socialist, Secular, Republic and as a Secular nation, all religions have equal rights to co-exist and each individual is free to choose his or her own religion and practices. India is a Hindu majority country with about 75% of it’s population practicing Hinduism. The …

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Japan – Places of Worship

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was introduced from China in the 6th century, and over time Buddhism divided into several sects. For the majority of Japanese, religion does not play a major role in daily life as they do not practice every …

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Korea – Places of Worship

Places of worship – Seoul Of the Seoulites who practice religion, Protestants account for 49.8%, Buddhists 28.4%, Catholics 14.8% and others 8%. There are 5,959 Protestant churches, 1,107 Buddhist temples, and 176 Catholic churches. The following are religious facilities that provide services in English. Buddhism Buddhism was officially recognized in the years 372 and 384 …

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Malaysia – Places of Worship

Malaysia is a land that is diverse not only in its geographical variety but especially in its people. The tagline for Malaysia is ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ which catches the country’s unique diversity and categorises the charm of Malaysia. Due to many years of immigration, colonisation, and inter-marriages, this Golden Chersonese is now home to ethnic …

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Singapore – Places of Worship

Singapore boasts a multi-racial and religiously diverse society which prides itself in the harmonious and peaceful ties enjoyed by and between all faith communities. There are many temples and churches in Singapore: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism – all have their places of worship in the City of the Lion. Most Singaporeans celebrate the …

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Taiwan – Places of Worship

Due to the diversity of cultures in Taiwan, the religion is highly characterized with a lot of freedom. While the traditional religions practiced in Taiwan are Buddhism, Daoism, and folk religions; except for a small number of purely Buddhist temples, however, most of the places of worship combine all three traditions. However, Taiwan is peculiar …

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Thailand – Places of Worship

Buddhism has a major influence on the daily lives of Thai people, and is practiced in the normal course of life. The Buddhist principle teaches one to follow a middle path, avoiding anything extreme and making sure that your well-being is more important than material items or career achievement. Foreign nationals visiting a Buddhist temple …

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