Truly, our world is a magical place filled with so many wonderful places we can’t possibly imagine. While most of us don’t travel the world, exploring all the sights, we do have access to travelers and adventurers that do! Today, let’s take a look at footage from some breath-taking temples around the world. Who knows, maybe you’ll get inspired to plan your next vacation!
Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
The Hill of Crosses is just like its name suggests – a hill comprised of crosses. There are hundreds of thousands of crosses at this site, which has become not only a shrine to Christian devotion but a part of Lithuanian identity. It started in 1831 as a memorial of sorts to those who had died during an invasion by Russia. Now, The Hill of Crosses is a pilgrimage many make as a show of faith.
The Temple of Living Color
This gigantic temple in southern India is the largest Hindu place of worship. It was built and dedicated to the Hindu god, Ranganatha – a reclining version of the Hindu deity, Vishnu. This incredible building has nearly six miles of walls and over 100 buildings within those walls.
It’s one of five important pilgrimage sites along the Kaveri river. The temple is an excellent showing of the unique South Indian Providian style of architecture. The Temple of Living Color was first constructed nearly 700 years ago, with new additions built on over the years.
Wat Ron Kun
Thailand has over 30 temples, but Wat Ron Kun stands out for its architecture…amongst other things. With incredible details and a startling white exterior, this temple sees its fair share of tourists and devotees alike. The white symbolizes purity, while the shards of mirrors embedded throughout the structure symbolize Buddha’s wisdom.
There are other interesting and unique details, like the “moat” made of arms reaching up, and a surprising amount of pop culture decor items that have been added over the years. Critics sometimes look down on this temple because of the modern-day pop-culture installations, but most people love the mix of traditional Thai art with modern-day icons.