7 Famous Temples in the World


Temple is a sacred and religious place where spiritual activities such as like prayer, sacrifice, or analogous rites held. Many eastern religions have temples as their spiritual and sacred place to hold the religious rites. Temple is known as the ritual place for the Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism. These religions do worship in temples and have the differences rites in each religion. Commonly temples have built over than 100 years ago or even some ancient temples have been built before century and these temples have been found in 19th century. It is because the religion of its temples is very old and the temples also have the sacred atmosphere. And some of the temples has its own characteristic and has its own unique architect depends on where the temples were built. Of course the influences of the religion are very influencing.

There are many differences of the architecture design from the one temple with the other temples from the different religion besides the geographical factors. And because of the ancient and the historical value of these temples, UNESCO has made these temples as the heritage buildings that must be kept the original form and value. Besides, temples can be the one of the tourist attractions for the country itself. The older and ancient the temple, the more tourist will visit the temples. Since the temples has the historical, architecture, religious, and sacred aspects that are attracting the tourists to visit and amaze the past mankind creatures. By this chance, this article will show you the 7 famous temples in the world that have attracted many tourists around the world and because it has historical and religious values.

1. Angkor Wat

UNESCO has made Angkor Wat as the world heritage site for the unique and the historical function of this temple. Angkor Wat is very important sites in archeological view that is located in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, south East Asia. Angkor Wat has forest area that is surrounding the temple and it has over than 400 km2.  It is believed was built in 9th to 15th century in the Khmer Empire era.

2. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

This temple is located in 3000 feet high cliff in Paro Valley. Which means it is almost impossible to build a temple in the cliff that has the height 3000 above the sea. But that is the major interesting points to visit this temple, it is the holiest places in Bhutan and built in 1692.

3. Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand. And it is still under construction and it is predicted will have done in the next 90 years! It makes this temple equivalents with Sagrada Familia church in Spain.

4. Prambanan Temple

Prambanan is one of the most famous temples in Indonesia. It is located in Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta. Prambanan was built in 850 CE and consists of eight main shrines and surrounded by 250 smaller ones.

5. Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is located in Myanmar and it was built between 6th and 10th century according to the experts. People usually called it as the golden temple, since the main color of this temple is gold color. And Shwedagon Pagoda literally means covered by gold!

6. Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven is a Taoist temple was built in in 14th century by Emperor Yongle in China in the Ming Dynasty as his personal temple. As his personal temple, Temple of Heaven functioned as the religious place to pray for good harvest and redeem the sins of his people.

7. Borobudur Temple

Who doesn’t know Borobudur? This is one of the seven wonder of the world and it is the world heritage by the UNESCO. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It was found accidentally in the 19th century when Indonesia was under the Dutch colony. And the n they realized that it was huge buildings under the land. It consists of two millions cubic feet, and nearly 2700 relief panels and 504 Buddha reliefs. Up until now, experts can not say exactly when Borobudur was built and what for it was built. But some say Borobudur is a giant textbook of Buddhism, which has to be read the reliefs by walking through the nine platforms.


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