Monasteries represent important landmarks in many parts of the world. A number of world religions have monastic orders, through which adherents can devote their lives to their belief system in an isolated environment. Monasticism is extremely important in the Buddhist religion, and monasteries can be found throughout countries with large Buddhist followings, such as China, Thailand, Nepal, and Myanmar. In the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, monasteries are most common in areas where Christianity was adopted relatively early, such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Armenia, and parts of the Middle East. Here are the best drone videos from some of the most well-known monasteries, abbeys, and hermitages around the world. Aerial photo: "St Nicolaos Anapafsas, Meteora, Greece" by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Scientik.
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