World Most Beautiful Temples
Temples around the world fascinate with their extraordinary architecture.
1. Wat Benchamabophit Temple in Bangkok
Designed entirely of Italian marble and completed in 1899, it is both a relatively new temple and quite unique.While it holds all of the classically Thai architecture traits, it also seems just a bit different and is a nice, more relaxed visit that the more popular temples in Bangkok.The temple grounds are complete with small streams that pass through, and visitors can buy small fish, turtles and eels to release if they did like to.The ticket is cheap, only 20 bath and is open daily from 8.30, 5pm.A do not miss temple in Bangkok for sure!
2. Wat Suwan Kuha Temple Thailand
It is a cave temple close to Phuket in Southern Thailand, built into a limestone cave in a mountainside.It is very atmospheric inside, quite dark but with light filtering through gaps in the cave, and it is full of statues.And a troupe of monkeys have their home in the outer courtyard.You can get to the temple by bus, taxi or organised tour from Phuket, and the entry fee is 10 baht.
3. Way Rong Khun White Temple Thailand
Immediately upon entering the grounds of Chiang Rai White Temple, you will realize this contemporary, unconventional temple stands out, even in a country saturation with places of worship.Ghostly heads hang from trees in the temple gardens, trees of metal keys surround a wishing well, skulls top traffic cones and Thailand best golden toilets are available to visitors.Upon entering the temple, you will pass sword wielding demons, hungry hands reaching from the depths as you cross a bridge toward the inner sanctuary, where superheroes and cartoons cavort in traditional Buddhist murals and motifs.All these fearful statues and terrifying demons symbolize a traditional Buddhist messageconquering desire, greed and passion to rise to a state of nirvana but do it in an unforgettably, modern, unique and imaginative way.
4. Kotoku in Temple in Japan
The Giant Buddha of temple of Kotoku in Temple in Kamakura, Japan was built in the 13th century.It used to be housed in a great hall of the temple but the hall was destroyed in the 13th century, 14th century and finally in the 15th century.Kamakura is close enough to Tokyo to make it an easy day trip and there are a wealth of Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines in the city, such that the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
5. Hawaii Temple Hawaii
Hawaii is known for its undulating mountains, crystal clear beaches and aloha spirit.But, do you know a smaller scale replica of a 950 year old temple in Japan is located in the island of Oahu.At the foot of the Koolau Mountains, the Byodo In Temple was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.The sight of a red and white temple surrounded by lush foliage, a large reflecting pool and small waterfalls is truly remarkable.Vibrant peacocks and hundreds of koi carp add a level of serenity to the area.The temple, which is located in Kaneohe, is open daily from 9.00 a.m.5.00 p.m.Admission is doller3.
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