The most beautiful temples in the world

Buddhist culture is currently one of the most popular beliefs in the world today thanks to its long and sacred history. Pagodas and temples appear everywhere and are a place for people to pray to Buddha to bring good luck to themselves and their loved ones in the present life.

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In addition, their extremely unique architectural features also create an impression for people whenever they visit and thereby become attractive tourist attractions.

Here are 8 temples with the most beautiful architecture in the world today.
Taktshang Temple

1. Taktshang Temple

Taktshang is the most famous monastery in Bhutan. It lies on a cliff at an altitude of 3,120 m, 700 meters above the Paro valley area, about 10km from Paro town. This name means "tiger's lair" based on the legend that Lien Hoa Sanh Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to that area on the back of a tiger.

This monastery includes all 7 temples, which visitors can visit. However, the entire structure was influenced by several nearby volcanoes and recently underwent a restoration. To climb up to Taktshang, people often walk or ride mule.
Wat Rong Khun Temple

2. Wat Rong Khun Temple

Wat Rong Khun is currently a very unique structural Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. It is designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began to be built in 1998 and completed in 2008.

Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand because its sacred main hall is designed using white colors by installing a white glass system around it. White color is a symbol of the purity of the Buddha, while white glass symbolizes wisdom, which "shines all over the earth and in the universe."
Prambanan Temple

3. Prambanan Temple

Prambanan is the largest temple built in Hindu style throughout the region of Central Java Island in Indonesia, located about 18 km east of Yogyakarta. This temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the largest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia.

Prambanan's outstanding feature is due to the high and many spires architecture, which is typical of the architecture of Hindu temples and at the same time a 47m-high central temple within an individual temple complex.
Shwedagon Temple

4. Shwedagon Temple

Shwedagon Pagoda Temple is also known as Golden Temple, is a gilded stupa of 98m height located in Yangon, Myanmar. The temple is located to the west of Kandawgyi Lake on Singuttara Hill, so it always stands out on the city skyline.

This is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Myanmar with the relics of the four sacred Great Buddhas since ancient times treasured inside, namely the sceptre of Kakusandha, Konagamana's water filter, part of Kassapa's cloak and 8 hairs of Gautama, the historical Buddha.
Heaven Temple

5. Heaven Temple

The temple of Heaven is literally the altar of the Jade Emperor, an architectural complex built in a Taoist style located in the southeastern capital of Beijing, in Tuyen Vu district. This sacred temple was visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for making annual ceremonies to send a petition to the Jade Emperor for a good harvest.
Chion-in Temple

6. Chion-in Temple 

Chion-in temple located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the origin of Jodo Shu (pure land sect) founded by Honen (1133-1212), who claimed that sentient beings will be spiritually enlightened in the Tay Thien region of Buddha Amitabha (pure land) by recounting the nembutsu, the name of Buddha Amitabha. The Chion-in compound includes the locations where Honen settled to popularize his teachings and the location where he died.

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