Monday, October 6, 2008

 

Ten Most wonderful temples of the world

Here are ten most wonderful temples around the world. Explore the facts and special features of these temples, which were built when our sophisticated cranes, bulldozers and logistics etc never existed.

1. Tiger’s nest monastery
Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000 Feet-high cliff in paro valley is one of the holiest places in Bhutan.

2. Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun in Chiag Mai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world.


3. Prambanan
Is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple is composed of 8 main shrines and
250 surrounding smaller stones

4. Shwedagon Paya or Pagoda
No one knows exactly when this temple was built, though archeologists estimate that it was build between the 6th and 10th century.

5. Temple of Heaven Taoist temple

The Temple of heaven is a Taoist temple in Beijing. The temple was constructed in 14th century
By Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty.

6. Chion-in Temple
The original temple was built in 1234 by Honen's disciple, Genchi (1183-1238) in memory of his master.

7. Borobudur
This is a gigantic structure built with nearly 2 million cunic feet of stones. The temple has nearly 2.700 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.


8. The Harmandir Sahib
Meaning of Harmandir Sahib is "The Abode of God" or simply the Golden Temple in Punjab, India. It’s the most sacred shrine of Sikhism.

9. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
This temple is in Indian city of Trichirapalli and is one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in the world.
10. Ankor Wat
Last but definitely not least is the largest temple in history and inspiration to countless novels and action movies of Hollywood. It is none other than Ankor Wat.


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