Impressed by the architecture of the world's 10 most beautiful temples and pagodas

Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Mahabodhi (India) ... are beautiful temples, the most impressive design in the world according to the vote of the famous magazine "National Geographic".

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Kye Gompa (India)
Kye Gompa (India): Kye Gompa is a temple built more than 1,000 years ago, once attacked by war, fire and earthquake in 1975. Nestled in the Himalayas at an altitude of nearly 4,200 m above sea level, the temple is a good example of a unique multi-storey architecture. You can come here to register for the retreat.
Mahabodhi (India)
Mahabodhi (India): Mahabodhi Temple is one of the holiest places of Buddhist pilgrimage, dating back over 2,000 years. The location of the giant bodhi tree west of the main temple is said to be the place where the Buddha was enlightened. The main temple here is impressed by its century long-lasting existence, even though it is made of mortar-covered bricks and unstable construction materials.
Byodo-In (Japan)
Byodo-In (Japan): Byodo-In is the villa of Fujiwara no Yorimichi. In 1052, this person converted it into a Buddhist temple. The beauty of this temple is like a paradise palace. The temple grounds are designed in green with lots of trees and lakes to keep beautiful Koi fishes.
Angkor Wat (Cambodia):
Angkor Wat (Cambodia): Stretching over an area of about 1.6 km2, Angkor used to be a destination for pilgrims from all over the world to visit. The temple complex is designed according to Khmer architecture. The main hall zone consists of 3 floors, built in a rectangular shape, connected by a corridor. The center of the temple consists of 5 towers: a central tower and 4 towers forming a square.
Gyeongbokgung (South Korea)
Gyeongbokgung (South Korea): Nestled between the Bukansan Mountains and skyscrapers in Seoul, the Gyeongbokgung palace of Joseon Dynasty owns hundreds of ancient buildings with temples, shrines, lotus ponds and gardens still in existence until the nowaday. Here, the chimneys above the palace, underfloor heating system, show the advanced and modern buildings that were invented thousands of years ago.
Datsan Gunzechoinei (Russia)
Datsan Gunzechoinei (Russia): Russia is home to about 1.5 million Buddhists. Datsan Gunzechoinei in St. St. Petersburg is one of the famous Buddhist temples in the far north of the world. The temple is impressed by the image of the traditional Tibetan prayer wheel, exquisite details, beautiful and glass windows designed by the famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich.
Gangtey (Bhutan)
Gangtey (Bhutan): Located between the largest natural wetland in Bhutan, Gangtey monastery is one of the two central monasteries of Nyingmapa school. It is highlighted by the legendary garuda image, a symbol of Buddhist intelligence, carved into the outer corners of the temple. Every November, locals will gather at the temple grounds to dance in black and white cranes. This activity means welcoming black-necked cranes for winter.
Kopan Monastery (Nepal)
Kopan Monastery (Nepal): More than 56 km northeast of Kathmandu, on a hilltop, Kopan monastery is home to hundreds of monks chanting. The monastery's central meditation room is brightly painted. Each color is painted in many different places, meaning symbols such as yellow ceiling (root symbol), red pillars (energy symbol and conservation) ... The monastery is only open for public on every Saturday.
Borobudur (Indonesia)
Borobudur (Indonesia): Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world with 3,000 relief sculptures, 72 fox eyed stupas and 504 Buddha statues. All are arranged in a lotus shape on the background of the Menoreh Mountains. It is one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Thean Hou (Malaysia)
Thean Hou (Malaysia): Thean Hou Temple is a place to worship the Mazu sea god, located atop Robson Heights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This destination covers an area of about 6,700 m2, completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989. This is one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia.

Admire the highest sitting Buddha image in Southeast Asia in Binh Dinh If you travel to Binh Dinh martial land, do not forget to visit Phu Cat district, where locates the 69 m high sitting Buddha statue. The scene here will make visitors feel peaceful.

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