List of most beautiful holy places in the world with photos – Beautiful Churches, Mosque and Temples
Prambanan, Java, Indonesia
Prambanan is located in Central Java, Indonesia. Pramabanan is a 9th century Hindu temple and is dedicated to Trimurti( Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva). Prambanan is the biggest temple in South East Asia and is the famous site of Indonesia.
Sri Ranganathaswamy, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. The walls of this temple is covered with carvings which shows the history related to religious stories.
Golden temple, Amritsar
Golden temple situated in the land of five rivers, Punjab and is the most beautiful temple covered with gold and precious stones. This temple was built besides the lake known as Sarovar (holy water). There are four entrances to this temple. Golden temple is also called as Harminder Sahib. Harminder Sahib is the temple for Sikh religions. Sikhs from all over the world visit to this temple to pay obeisance in the Ardas of Harminder Sahib.
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary Buddhist temple located in Chiang Rai, Thailand. This white temple was built by famous painter Chalermchai Kositpipat with his own money. Chalermchai built this temple combining traditional Buddhist images with an elentic mix and mordern imagery. The temple shows the scenes about life of Buddha. There is a bridge built at the entry and below this bridge there is a sea of demons, skulls, grasping hands, all these demonstrations represent the transition from hell to existence in earth, nirvana (away from bridge).
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
St. Basil’s Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church situated in Russia. St. Basil’s cathedral is a part of Moscow Kermlin and Red Square UNESCO, world heritage Site.Originally it is termed as “Trinity Cathedral” consisting of eight churches.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
St. Peter’s basilica is the world’s largest church deigned by renaissance architecture, Michelangelo and is located in Vatican city, Rome. As per Roman Catholic tradition St. Peter was buried in this church, one from 12 apostles of Jesus.
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China
Altar of Heaven or Temple of Heaven is situated in Beijing, China. This temple is mostly visited by Emperors and Qing dynasties for paying prayers to heaven.Temple of heaven is also regarded as Taoist temple.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is situated in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the largest mosque in UAE and the eighth largest mosque in the world. Sheikh Zayed mosque can hold upto 40,000 people specially in Eid festival. In this mosque there are four minarets on the four corners of courtyard designed with floral designs. Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque is considered as the biggest example for marble mosaic in the world.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
Shwedagon Pagoda is known as Golden Pagoda located in Yangon, Myanmar. Shwedagon pagoda lies near to Kandawgyi lake on Singuttara hill. This Pagoda is the most famous and sacred Buddhist Pagoda. According to relics it is said that for the past four years Buddhas enshrined within the water filter of Konagamana, Kakusandha, robe of Kassapa and eight strands of hair from Buddha. Shwedagon Pagoda is considered as the oldest Pagoda in Burma and in the world.