8 of the Most Beautiful Temples in the World
Temples are surreal and artistic. They have a sense of peace and serenity in them that’s divine and out of this world. The architecture is always one of a kind and there are many facts behind every temple. Not only are these temples great tourist attractions, but they are also a great asset to their homelands. The list has been prepared in collaboration with The CrazyTourist, a blog dedicated to reviewing all the beautiful places on earth. Counting down 8 of the world’s most beautiful temples that can take your breath away:
Philae Temples, Egypt
This temple was built way back in 400 BC, to worship the goddess Isis – the daughter of the god of earth and the sky. It has an amazing architecture and scriptures on the wall. Very exotic and interesting a place, it is a popular tourist attraction as well as a sacred monument of high value for the locals.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Located in the beautiful city of Barcelona, this church is one of the most popular temples and the most visited monuments in Spain. It was designed by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.
Way Rong Khun “White Temple”, Thailand
One of the most popular temples affiliated with Buddhism, this temple is also known as the ‘White Temple’. Its architecture is astounding and it was opened for all visitors in 1997.
Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest), Bhutan
The Taktsang Palphug Monastery, most popularly known as the Paro Taktsang, is a sacred Buddhist temple complex that is located in the Himalayan region, in Bhutan on the calm cliff sides of upper Paro valley. It s a very remote, calm and relaxing place to find inner peace.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The Angkor Wat, also known as the Capital temple is the world’s largest religious monument that is located in Cambodia. It has an area that spans through 162 acres of land. It attracts millions of visitors and considered very sacred.
Borobudur temple, also known as Barabudur, was constructed in the 9th-century. It is an exquisite Mahayana Buddhist Temple located in the city of Magelang, in Central Java, Indonesia. This temples construction is comprised of 9 stacked platforms (6 square, 3 circular), that is topped by a central dome. An architectural wonder and a peaceful place to be!
Todaiji Temple, Japan
This exotic monument is one of the most proud constructional monuments in Japan and it attracts thousands of tourists per year. It is known for its one of a kind architecture and its beautiful location. This was once one of the powerful seven temples and is located in Nara, Japan. This temple finds a place in the must-see list of almost every tourist coming to Japan.
Hagia Sophia, Turkey
Hagia Sophia has a very interesting history behind it. At one point in time, it was a former Christian patriarchal basilica. Later, it moved on to becoming an imperial mosque. Located in the city of Istanbul in Turkey , Hagia Sophia is currently a museum. It has undergone several architectural changes that are minor in detail but beautiful in nature. This beautiful piece of art is a shining example of how all religions can be found in one place. How god, indeed, is one and universal.
Guest Author: Isabele Hernandez