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Religious SeclusionPlay
A monastery is a secluded place where life is dedicated to religious practice, away from society. SlideThe monastery atop the hill is a sanctuary of peace and devotion.
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Monastic CommunityPlay
A monastery includes communal areas where residents live, pray, and often work together. SlideThe community garden in the monastery supplied food for the monks.
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Historical SitesPlay
Many monasteries are historic and can be significant tourist attractions with cultural importance. SlideWe visited the ancient monastery, which was a highlight of our trip.