10 Largest Temples in the World

People have practiced religion since immemorial and have put a lot of effort to built temples to worship and honor their gods.  Visiting these temples should be included in benefits of living a healthy life. The following is a list of jaw-dropping temples across the globe:

 

Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Angkor Wat is the largest temple in history. It was built in the 12th century to honor a Hindu God Vishnu.

 

Wat Rong Khun (Thailand)

 

Also known as the “White Temple,” this temple features strange paintings, statues, and photos. It is in Chiang Rai city.  The white paint symbolizes Buddha’s purity.

 

Shwedagon Pagoda (Myanmar)

 

This Buddhist temple is covered with gold and therefore known as the golden temple. Archaeologists estimate that it is more than 1000 years.

 

Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Bhutan)

 

Found in Paro valley, this Buddhist temple was built on a 3000 feet cliff in 1692; the temple is off limits to tourists.

 

Prambanan (Indonesia)

 

This Hindu temple was constructed in the 9th century. Its compound is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It consists of 258 shrines. Exquisite carvings cover its walls.

 

Temple of Heaven (China)

 

Found in Beijing, This Taoist temple was built during the 14th century. Interestingly, everything in the temple is circular to represent heaven.

 

Harmandir Sahib (India)

 

This golden beautiful Sikh temple in Punjab was built in the 16th century. Legend has it that Buddha spent time contemplating at this place. The temple is a symbol of spiritual freedom and independence.

 

Borobudur (Indonesia)

 

Located in Central Java, this temple is among the most significant Buddhist monuments on earth. It was built in the 8th century using volcanic tones. An ancient Lake surrounds this temple.

 

Jetavanaramaya (Sri Lanka)

 

This 400 feet tall Buddhist temple is in the city of Anuradhapura. This complex belongs to the Sagalika sect.

 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (India)

 

Located in Srirangam district in Trichy. This Hindu temple is a significant temple to Vishnu. Impressive painted towers decorate the shrines.

 

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