ajanta caves - ancient buddhist temples (india)

Ajanta Caves (India) are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BC.­

The caves contain paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art".­

Personally I was more impressed by the nearby Ellora Caves.

For more information about the Ajanta Caves, read this Wikipedia Article.

This is another World Heritage!!! India should proud of it.
"Church Rock" (in Utah) is a natural sandstone rock formation created by erorion, that looks like a large stuppa (only when viewed from a particular angle).
Is it possible for you to imagine the possibility of ancient Buddhist monk expeditions far beyond Asia? How else can you explain this formation with a saffron border on the bottom, white plaster remnants of the exterior that once covered the whole thing still remaining on the top portion of the main hemisphere, the original harmika still remaining on the top of the 2nd hemisphere, one carved arched entrance, the appearance of the berms and channels of an ancient water diversion system leading to what may be the temple tank by the entrance as evidenced by a very dark green vegetation directly above it. Google: "panoramino church rock utah" Let me know what you think