Top 10 Places to See Beautiful Temples

Religion in ever country must have its sacred place which can be the part of culture and one of them is temple. Here are Top 10 Places to See Beautiful Temples.

ParoTaktsang

The ParoTaktsang Temple

ParoTaktsang Temple

Parotaksang or taktsangparo monastery is a Himalayan Buddhist temple complex which is located on the Cliffside in the upper side of Paro valley Bhutan by Guru Padmashambava in 1692 as his meditation place. Eight caves also built surround the temple contained with the image of bodhisattvas. Now this place is known as the icon of Bhutan and to honor the founder, during March or April, a traditional festival tsechu is held and celebrated by the people here.

Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda was built in 6th century by Mon people. The pagoda which is located on Singuttara hill in Burma is built from gold and diamond. This pagoda has spent more than 5400 diamonds and 2318 rubies for the crown and 75 carat (or 15g) diamond on its very top. To entrance this (truly) precious temple, every visitors should remove their shoes before stepping their foot for the first time in any entrance. For exploring the temple, visitors can wear traditional sandal which is sold in that place.

Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun Temple

Wat Rong Khun

After seeing something shiny on the eyes, now we will fly to the Thailand and see the pure temple called Watrongkhun. This temple can be classified as a new construction since it has been started to build in 1996. Chalermcai Kositpitpat, as its maestro of design, have made it so beautiful by showering white paint in the entire part, plus decorating it with dragon ornaments around the temple makes it become the unconventional contemporary temple in Thailand.

Chion In

Chion In Temple

Chion In

Japan is not only full of beautiful shrines, but it also has a beautiful temple like Chion In. Chion In is located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Honen’s Disciple, Genchi, was the first man who built Chion-in in 1234. The establishment then continued by some successor until it was fully constructed under the reign of Chinzei Branch. This temple is full of natural elements that combined with family’s heritage, so the visitor can find the rest of memory from the previous settler.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Sri Rangathaswamy Temple

Sri Rangathaswamy Temple, India

It is the biggest Buddhist temple complex in India by placing 156 acres of area and 11116 meters for its perimeter. It also includes as the one of many largest Indian Buddhist complexes in the world. This temple consists of 4 main parts such as shrines, hall of 1000 pillars, 21 Gopurams and prakarams (or concentric walls). Each of them has its own rule for Hindu and non Hindu. Many festivals are held during December until March

Angkor WAT

The Angkor WAT

Angkor WAT

The temple which is located on Cambodia was fully inspired by Khmer architecture. It was built in the early 12 century by King Suryavarman. This temple has double purposes namely as sacred place and king mausoleum. Inside the temple, every visitor can see many historical episodes that were crafted beautifully in the form of bass relief friezes.

Borobudur

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur

The temple which was built in 9th century by Syailendra dynasty is the symbol of good relationship between two major religions at that time, Buddha and Hindu. This Buddhist temple is beautified by natural view from the Merapi Volcano.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Firstly constructed in 1941, this temple was aimed for private use only by its creator Emperor Yongle of Ming Dinasty. There are 3 main parts that are held in the temple built in Beijing, such as imperial vault of heaven, Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, and Circular Mount Altar.

Harmandir Shahib

The Harmandir Shahib

Harmandir Shahib

Another golden temple was built in India, especially in Amritsar. It was built in 16th century by sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev. Gold is not the one which make it beautiful, this temple is also decorated by marble work and gilding dates. Lake makes it pretty when it is seen in the night

Prambanan

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan

This temple which located on Indonesia presents unique construction of a temple, which is three large temples surrounded by hundreds small temple. Each wall contains with episodes of Hindu and traditional story.

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