8 Most Amazing Temples In The World

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There are many religions and religious symbols around the world. You can find different religions in the countries which include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Sikhism. Architecturally designed temples around the world are built up in years. People worship different Gods in various religions. However, temples have always been another major attraction for the devotees and tourists.

Many travelers visit beautiful temples in Eastern countries to pay homage to the Gods and also capture the architectural designs of the temples.

If you love traveling and have faith in such spiritual places, here is a list of most amazing and beautiful temples around the world. Next time you travel, make sure you keep this list in mind. These temples have been taken from around the world.

8 Most beautiful and magnificent temples in the world:


Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Also known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the construction started when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. The Emerald Buddha is seated in a meditating position and only the King is allowed to go near the idol.


Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Commonly known as Great Dagon Pagoda , this Buddha temple is one of the oldest historical pagodas in Burma and the world. The gold on the stupa is made of genuine gold plates and attached by traditional rivets . The whole pagoda is covered with gold and shines gracefully in the day and night!


Taktshang Monastry, Bhutan

Located in the cliff-side of the upper Paro valley, the monastery was a place for meditation. However, the temple was constructed in 1692. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (second Buddha) came on a tigress over the Himalayas from Tibet. This is one of his tiger caves where he meditated.


Golden Temple, India

Also known as Harmandir Sahib, it is a holy and one of the most amazing temples in the world. The gold plated Sikh temple has scriptures of The Shri Guru Granth Sahib. The golden shiny temple is surrounded by white buildings and a sacred lake.


Prambanan, Indonesia

This is another magnificent temple in the world. The Hindu temple is dedicated to Trimurti (the expression of God) namely, Brahma (creator), Preserver (Vishnu) Destroyer (Shiva). It is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones.


Wat Rong Khun

Thailand: This Buddhist temple is one of the most amazing temples in the world. The white temple has fantastic architectural work with mosaic mirrors. The contemporary designed temple is still under construction.


Borobudur, Indonesia

Also known as Barabudur, the monument is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The main dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, India

This is not only an amazing but one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. The Vishnu temple is famous for its gopurams. These gopurams are decorated with sculptures and every gopuram depicts a theme from the Hindu mythology. The largest gopuram has 15 stories and is nearly 200 feet (60 m) tall.

Read more about: temples, buddhism, hinduism
Story first published: Friday, December 7, 2012, 17:19 [IST]
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