Admiring the world's most beautiful temples

National Geographic site voted 10 most beautiful temples in the world. In particular, 2 famous destinations of Vietnam are named in this list.

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Tran Quoc Pagoda (Vietnam)

Tran Quoc Pagoda (Vietnam)

Located on the vast West Lake between the center of Hanoi, Tran Quoc is considered one of the oldest temples in Vietnam with 1,500 years old. The temple consists of 3 main buildings, which are forecourt, incense house, and upper palace. The temple ground stands out with a lotus tower of 15 m high, built in 1998 with 11 floors.
Buu Long Pagoda (Vietnam)
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Buu Long Pagoda (Vietnam)

Buu Long Pagoda is also in the list of 20 most beautiful temples in the world. It takes 45 minutes to move east of Ho Chi Minh City, you will arrive in Buu Long. This riverside temple stands out with finely carved dragons, a turquoise water lake reflecting a white wall and a golden tower. This is also one of the favorite check-in destinations for travelers when visiting Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bagan pagoda complex (Myanmar)

Bagan pagoda complex (Myanmar)

Bagan is a land of temple complexes that has a unique design. About 2,000 Buddhist architectural works were built on a large area, creating a fanciful and mysterious landscape for this place. From the largest Dhammayangyi of Bagan to Shwezigon, Myanmar's first gold-gilded temple, each works with a different beauty, attracting tourists.
Wat Benchamabophit Temple (Thailand)

Wat Benchamabophit Temple (Thailand)

Wat Benchamabophit Temple is located in Bangkok, Thailand, completed in 1911 and built entirely of imported Italian Carrara marble. The temple's gallery has 52 Buddha statues on individual columns.
Seiganto-Ji (Japan)

Seiganto-Ji (Japan)

Seiganto-ji is a sanctuary located at the edge of Tendai forest, highlighted by the majestic high waterfall next to it. It is also a stopover for two different pilgrimage routes, the Saigoku 33 temples, and ancient Kumano Kodo trails. In it, a pilgrimage road has been recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
Wat Rong Khun (Thailand)

Wat Rong Khun (Thailand)

Founded in 1997, Wat Rong Khun temple in northern Thailand covers a white color, designed and funded by Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple stands out with elaborate carved masterpieces outside. The interior of the main temple is colorful. Guests coming here must abide by the rules of dress and behavior in the temple.
Paro Taktsang (Bhutan)

Paro Taktsang (Bhutan)

Paro Taktsang is a popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery, which is a famous temple, sacred site of Buddhism in the Himalayas, located on the high and dangerous cliffs of Paro valley, Bhutan. The first temple was built in 1692, around Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best venue for the Tsechu Buddhist Festival, also known as "the tenth day" held on the tenth day of the lunar month.

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